UKH Foundation is proud to announce a recent donation of £5,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The donation will support the transformation and refurbishment of a new parent accommodation house, located close to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Families with a child in intensive care will especially benefit from having this accommodation close to the hospital.
More than 50% of Great Ormond Street Hospital patients come from outside of London, with many families travelling hundreds of miles to seek treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital. For these families, knowing they have a place to stay when they arrive is so important and with the hospital’s accommodation service already stretched, more accommodation is urgently needed.
UK Healthcare’s donation will be directed towards the creation of a new accommodation house located just 10 minutes’ walk away from the hospital, which will contain en-suite bedrooms and a communal living area with shared facilities. The new accommodation house is ideally located so that families can have some respite and time to unwind away from the busy wards while remaining close enough to return to the hospital at a moment’s notice. This accommodation house will provide a ‘home away from home’ for parents and carers from across the country.
For more information on the important work carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital every day and the support they receive from the charity, go to www.gosh.org