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Alder Hey House

serving Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Welcome to our Alder Hey House, a space to give families the chance to stay close to their child whilst they are in hospital.


Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey
Alder Road
L12 2AZ


0151 252 5869


We are the largest Ronald McDonald House in Europe, with 83 bedrooms, including 15 longer-stay apartments,

About this House

Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey is located next to the world famous Alder Hey children’s hospital. We offer ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families of seriously ill children receiving care and treatment at the hospital.

Our House is the largest in Europe, with 83 bedrooms, including 15 longer stay apartments, and supports over 2,000 families a year. Families come from as far away as North Wales, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Isle of Man and across Merseyside and the North West.

Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey offers support and a safe place to stay for families at the toughest time in their life. We try to take the worry away from our families, so that they can concentrate on the well being of their child. Our staff are on hand 24 hours each day to assist, and our facilities are open day and night for families to use, to keep daily life as normal as possible. We have kitchens, laundry facilities and communal areas for our families, and once a week our family support and volunteers prepare a home cooked meal.

We provide our families with a warm and welcoming environment, where they can stay for as long as they need. This can be weeks, months or in some cases, even years. We can only do the work we do thanks to our supporters – the volunteers, the fundraisers, the corporate partners, all who give their time or donations to help us to help our families.

Get Involved

If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact lynne.wright@uk.mcd.com.

Our Alder Hey House is celebrating 30 years of supporting families

To celebrate 30 years of Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, we are challenging #Team30 to raise £30,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK.

Meet some of the families who’ve stayed at one of our Houses

“Like our second home”: Arthur’s story

13th Nov 2023

Trigger warning: This story contains images that some may find upsetting. It was during Clayre’s pregnancy with her son Arthur, that she discovered her unborn…

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Our ‘safety bubble’: Alisha’s story

13th Nov 2023

The Castle family from Bude in Cornwall checked into Ronald McDonald House Bristol in August 2023, when their then four-year-old daughter Alisha was being treated…

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“A terrifying roller-coaster”: Anela’s Story

1st Nov 2023

In June 2019, Amy and her husband Alex were suddenly flung onto a ‘terrifying roller-coaster ride’ when, just 24 weeks and six days into her…

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