Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.

Looking after families

Ronald McDonald House Charities has been helping families for over 25 years; we are the UK's leading provider of free family accommodation at NHS hospitals. We have an inspirational team behind us and incredible supporters, to whom we are eternally thankful; without their hard work and contributions we would not be where we are today.

What we do

Keeping families together

Keeping families together

We provide families with a free 'home away from home' which enables them to stay close by while their child is in one of our partnered children's hospitals. Families can stay for as long as they need to; the longest stay in one of our Houses currently stands at over two and a half years.

Who we are
Our houses

Our houses

There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all located close to specialist children's hospitals. Our Houses are open 365 days a year and are equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night's sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they're only a moments away from their child.

Our Locations

Arrowe Park

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral


Birmingham Children's Hospital


Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

Trevor Mann Baby Unit, Brighton


King's College Hospital, London


University Hospital of Wales and Noah's Ark Children's Hospital, Cardiff

Evelina London

Evelina London Children's Hospital


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

St Mary's Neonatal Unit


Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Oxford Children's Hospital


Southampton Children's Hospital

Princess Anne Hospital


St George's Hospital, London


Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh

Not So Simple

In order to cope with a child in hospital, 96% of parents told us they would rely on their child being placed in a local hospital nearby and 82% of parents would rely on the support of family or charity workers. In our new campaign 'Not So Simple' we asked 1,600 Mumsnet users how they think they'd feel should their child be hospitalised.

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