Sneak-peek at new Ronald McDonald House Cardiff
First families due to move in in mid-July
New state-of-the-art accommodation, which is the first of its kind, in Wales for families of children being treated in hospital is nearly ready.
Media are invited to take a ‘sneak-peek’ at Ronald McDonald House Cardiff on Thursday
6 July 2017 between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm – just under two weeks before the first families move in on Wednesday 19 July.
On hand will be Cardiff House Manager, Julian Bowen Sargent, staff and volunteers who will be working hard to make everything ready.
Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething AM, is due to pay an early private visit on Thursday 6 July prior to 10.30 am.
The new £6 million build is just across the road from the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital and will be available to families of children being cared for there, and to those with babies in the neo-natal unit at University Hospital of Wales.
The 30-bedroom House will be run by independent charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and has been developed in partnership with the Cardiff and Value University Health Board.
It is equipped with en-suite bedrooms, large enough to sleep four, as well as kitchens, dining areas, lounges, playroom areas and laundry facilities to hep support and keep families together.
Families can stay as long as they need in a stress-free environment just a stone’s throw from the ward, saving them the expense of travel and accommodation, and allowing them to be on hand for their child at all times.
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For those wishing to take a ‘sneak peek’ please contact: Third Sector PR on: Billie@thirdsectorpr.co.uk or 020 7922 7721 or alternatively contact Patricia on 07889 140 139.
Notes to editors
Please get in touch to let us know if you are coming on the day as we will need to ensure you are cleared by hospital security, or if you would like to receive captioned pictures. Telephone interviews can be arranged. The address is Ronald McDonald House Cardiff, University Hospital of Wales campus, opposite Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YU.
Paid parking is available at the hospital site. For disabled parking, please contact the numbers above.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Cardiff is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities – an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with seriously ill children in hospitals across the UK.
City of Cardiff Council granted planning permission for a 30 bedroom purpose-built House which will be the Charity’s first in Wales and will serve families with children being cared for at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales and babies in the neo-natal ward at the University Hospital of Wales.