About the House
The ninth Ronald McDonald House opened in January 2006 in Southampton and has five ensuite bedrooms and serves the Wessex Cardiac Centre. We also have six Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Southampton General Hospital, right next to the intensive care unit.
However, more families need our help.
In the last year at Southampton General Hospital, over 18,700 children were admitted for treatment and at least 2,400 families had to travel far from home so their child could get the expert care they desperately needed.
On 11 March 2013 we started building a 53-bedroom House in the grounds of Southampton General Hospital on Tremona Road. As well as 53 en suite bedrooms, it will have communal living facilities, including kitchens, lounges, playrooms and a laundry room and will enable families with children at the Hospital to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. A formal Groundbreak event will take place in the summer.
Below is a computer generated design so you can see what the new House will look like.
Number of rooms: 5
Opening date: January 2006
About the hospital
The Wessex Cardiac Centre is the largest cardiac centre in the South West, treating 1,000 children a year.
The specialist paediatric consultants, nurses and healthcare teams at the Southampton General Hospital offers a wide range of diagnosis, treatment and support facilities for children and their parents. These include the Congenital Cardiac Service, which treats heart disorders and defects and the Fetal Medicine Unit, which treats women with high-risk or problematic pregnancies.Other children’s services include the Piam Brown Unit, for the treatment of child oncology and haematology, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).