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serving Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

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


Ronald McDonald House, Royal Fort Road, Bristol, BS2 8DH


0117 908 1375




A family support worker visits to spend time with our families

We have 21 en-suite bedrooms

433 families stayed here in 2023

About this House

Ronald McDonald House Bristol offers free accommodation and support to families, whose critically ill children are receiving treatment at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Our mission statement is to keep the whole family together, in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for the duration of their child’s treatment in hospital. The families who stay with us come from the greater Bristol area and as far away as a 300 mile radius. If we were not able to support families then they could have to pay for an expensive hotel, travel hours to and from home daily, sleep in their car, or possibly be unable to visit their sick child regularly.

Our ‘home from home’ comprises 21 en-suite bedrooms, 4 fully equipped kitchen and dining areas, a lounge and playroom, laundry facilities and beautifully landscaped gardens. We provide them with a homely, yet practical environment, enabling them to have a vital respite space away from, yet close to, the hospital.

Our wrap around holistic care also provides practical and emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our team acts as advocates for our families and have helped them with many issues from crisis loan applications and safeguarding, getting their other children in to local schools, to lending a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on. We also have a family support worker who visits the hospital to spend time with our families there.

Get Involved

If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact info@rmhbristol.com

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

“We nearly lost her”: Pixie’s story

30th Apr 2024

It was during Sam’s 20-week pregnancy scan that doctors discovered something was wrong with her unborn baby’s heart. The following week, Sam, who lives near…

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“A terrifying experience”: Oliver’s story

26th Apr 2024

Oliver was a newborn baby when he was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a form of congenital heart disease affecting the heart’s structure and…

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“Everything would be OK, as long as we were all together”: Leon’s Story

18th Apr 2024

After Sophie learnt during her pregnancy that her fourth baby had a rare and serious heart condition, she and her partner Eoin were shell-shocked. Not…

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