Not So Simple

When your child’s sick, life’s not so simple. 

Every parent wants to be there for their child. But when your child’s admitted to hospital, life’s anything but simple. Your world turns upside down, and suddenly little decisions like whether to take a shower, cook a meal or go to work the next day turn into big dilemmas that take you from your sick child’s side. And with a shortage of family hospital rooms, you might find yourself having to pay for expensive accommodation, or travel hundreds of miles every day just to be with your child.

 

WHAT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES UK DOES...

 

At Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, we’ve been providing free family accommodation by specialist hospitals for 30 years, but our Houses are always full and our waiting lists are long.

We want every hospital to have a Ronald McDonald House close by so that no matter what other choices families have to make, time together is a given.

Meet some of our Families

Betty

Betty

Birmingham

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Sammy

Sammy

Kent

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Aria

Aria

Ireland

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Our Study Shows...

To mark 30 years of keeping families together, we conducted a study on parents’ attitudes around their little ones falling ill because we want to highlight the challenging realities that some families face every day.

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THE REALITY

That fact is that while most parents would do anything to be at their sick child’s bedside, putting that into practice can be challenging. A huge majority of parents said they’d drive to visit their child in hospital every day. But what if the hospital is hundreds of miles away? What do you do if your child’s hospitalised for weeks or even months? How do you keep the family together?

Download the full results of our online study below.

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