Ronald McDonald House Glasgow
About this house
THIS HOUSE IS RUN AND OPERATED BY YORKHILL FAMILY HOUSE LTD, WHICH IS A REGISTERED CHARITY. THEY MANAGE THE RUNNING OF THE HOUSE AND FUNDRAISE TO MEET THE ONGOING COSTS.
Originally this House opened on 6 March 1996 to serve the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (known affectionately as ‘Yorkhill’) in Glasgow. This was the third McDonald’s House to open in the UK. In its 19 years at Yorkhill the House welcomed over 10,000 families through its doors.
During 2016, the House supported 504 families with children in hospital.
The Children’s Hospital relocated to a new site and so the Charity decided to also relocate, to ensure that the Ronald McDonald House could still provide much needed support to families with children being treated in the hospital. The House, which opened in June 2015, sits in the grounds of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the wards.
The Ronald McDonald House has 30 en-suite bedrooms, each with a phone directly linked to their child’s ward. The House also has communal areas that families can relax in, including a large open plan kitchen, dining room to eat dinner together as a family. To accommodate larger families there are a number of interconnecting bedrooms so families have a more comfortable living space while staying in the House.
The House is more than just a place for a family to rest their heads, it helps to give families who are far from home a safe base close by their sick child, creature comforts, and the invaluable support from other families living through similar situations.
“Things would've been so different without the House – it was a lifeline for our family, keeping us close to our sick baby throughout her lifesaving treatment.”
The Stewart Family Stayed at Ronald McDonald House Glasgow
About the hospital
The Royal Hospital for Children opened on 10 June 2015 and replaced the former Royal Hospital for Sick Children located in Yorkhill, Glasgow. The hospital provides care from new-born up to 16 years of age.
The children’s hospital has 244 paediatric beds and provides a large number of specialist services to the West of Scotland and the wider population of Scotland. Specialist services include: oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, renal and bone marrow transplantation. For a number of these services, the children’s hospital is recognised as the sole provider in Scotland.
The hospital was designed around the needs of children and features a cinema - the Medicinema, interactive activity walls, indoor and outdoor play areas and a roof garden. Find out more.