Ronald McDonald House, Liverpool, is a special caring home where families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital can stay, without charge, for the duration of their child’s stay in hospital.
Imagine being the parent of a child diagnosed with a life threatening illness, you would want the best possible treatment for your child, this might mean travelling to another part of the country from your home town. You would want to be with them, but would also need a place to sleep, to cook and to do the laundry. You would need a “home away from home” for as long as it takes.
RMH can provide all of this for you and your child, but it is an expensive resource. The House is a registered Charity and is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. The cost of accommodating a family for one week is approximately £175 and the annual running costs of the House amount to £650,000
Over half the children cared for at Alder Hey come from outside Liverpool as far afield as Staffordshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. With more than 300 beds for sick children, Ronald McDonald House provides
parents accommodation for over 2000 families each year.
RMH is a home from home with a comfortable environment. Care has been taken to make sure that the House has the feel, facilities and comfort for family living. Specially designed, the House provides family bedrooms, spacious common sitting areas, galley kitchens, television rooms, playrooms and laundry facilities for up to 84 families.