Ronald McDonald House Nottingham
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free 'home away from home' accommodation for families with children in hospital and we're looking forward to expanding our service to Nottingham Children's Hospital at the Queen's Medical Centre.
Hundreds of families travel miles from home each year so their children can get the expert medical care they need, with many staying for weeks, months or even years. Our new House will enable families to stay together, close to their child, and maintain a degree of normal family life. We need to raise £5 million to build the 39 bedroom House and further details will be made available as plans progress. For more details, view theplanning application.
The intention is to build a 39 bedroom House initially and should the need arise for more accommodation, a fundraising campaign will be launched to add on a remaining 20 rooms. As well as 39 en suite bedrooms, the House will have communal living facilities, including kitchens, lounges, playrooms and a laundry room, and will enable families with children in hospital to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
WHY IT'S NEEDED
Many sick children are treated in specialist hospitals far from home, which can be a frightening experience. For the family it can mean long drives, sleeping in cars or paying vast sums of money on hotel accommodation to be near their child in hospital. That's why the free service we provide is so vital to these families.
Planning permission was granted in March 2014 and we will provide further information as plans progress. Nottingham is one of a number of key projects Ronald McDonald House Charities would like to build over the several years as funds become available.