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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




We have a family support worker who visits the hospital to spend time with our families

We have 21 en-suite bedrooms

We have had families stay for almost 2 years

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

“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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