Ronald McDonald House Evelina London
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About this house
Ronald McDonald House Evelina London is a purpose-built 59 bedroom Ronald McDonald House at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
The House is a free ‘home away from home’ for the families of children being treated at the Hospital. It has been developed with a significant contribution from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity provided the land. We already had a 20-bedroom House near London Bridge, our Guy's and St Thomas' House, but the number of families needing accommodation already far exceeded what we could offer. The new House, which opened in December 2016, can accommodate three times the number of families who were accommodated in a year at the Guy's and St Thomas' House. The House is located just a five minute walk from the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, helping families to be as close as possible to their child.
In 2018 the House helped 1,004 families stay close to their children in hospital.
What does the House provide to families?
The House is equipped with kitchens, playrooms, and laundry facilities and has communal lounges so that families can feel at home. Families who are given a room can stay with us free of charge and for as long as they need it.
A Ronald McDonald House is much more than just a place to stay. Our Houses offer comfort, support, and a safe environment where families can interact, share their experiences and know that they will always have a shoulder to cry on. We encourage extended families to come and visit and we host events and workshops to keep them strong and hopeful.
About the hospital
Evelina London Children's Hospital is part of the Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust. It is a tertiary children’s hospital providing specialist services for the south east of England and beyond and is a designated national centre for children’s cardiac and other specialist services.
"As we live in Brighton it would have cost so much money and caused much heartache to get to London each day, giving us little time with our son. The House was able to give us a room the day Zeke was born. Ronald McDonald House Guy's and St Thomas' is such a special memory for us now that our son has passed away, that we got to spend that time together. The grief for our son is never-ending but we give thanks to those that made his time with us as easy and best as they could. This Charity is one in a million to us and we want to help spread the word and keep families together in hospital."
Meresa Bergin Stayed at Ronald McDonald House Guy's & St Thomas'
House Amazon Wishlist
One of the ways you can support Ronald McDonald House Evelina London is by donating an item from their Amazon Wishlist. Just like your own home, over time items can get damaged or worn. The House has chosen specific items that they need to help ensure they are providing a warm and comfortable environment for families with children in hospital.
(The button below will take you to the Amazon Wishlist website)
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