Ronald McDonald House Manchester

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About this house

Ronald McDonald House Manchester provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families with children receiving treatment in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and St Mary's Neonatal Unit. Families travel to Manchester from across the North West, the UK and even internationally, so that their children can receive specialist treatment at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

In 2018, the House helped 865 families stay close to their children in hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Manchester, which opened its doors in May 2012, houses 65 en-suite rooms over five floors and is equipped with everything a family needs to feel at home including communal areas, lounges, self-catering kitchens, dining areas, playrooms, laundry facilities and quiet areas. The House is also open to families coming to the hospital for day care, for example those whose children are receiving chemotherapy or renal dialysis.

Ronald McDonald House Manchester is more than just a place to stay. It offers 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 visit and we host events and workshops to keep families strong and full of hope.

The House is directly opposite The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in central Manchester, enabling families to continue their lives with some degree of normality, knowing they are just moments from their child's bedside. To make them feel even closer to their child each room in the House has a direct phone-line to the children's ward.

About the hospital

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally. The hospital tends to over 140,000 patients each year across a range of specialities including oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant, burns and orthopaedics.

"We would like to say a heartfelt thank you for making us feel at home in your beautiful Ronald McDonald House. You all worked very hard to make this difficult time easier for us. Thomas loved coming here to play in the garden and his brother Oliver had many happy days staying here. Thank you all for being so friendly and helpful. We are very grateful and hope that we will be able to support your charity in the future."

The Swift family Stayed at Ronald McDonald House Manchester

House Amazon Wishlist

One of the ways you can support Ronald McDonald House Manchester 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.

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