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“Being in hospital for so long can make you feel very isolated” | Our longest staying families

30th Mar 2021

Every day, millions of families across the UK are trying to find their new normal. For some, that’s adjusting to an ever changing Covid landscape,…

A Long Road to Recovery: Macey’s story

12th Mar 2021

Guest blogger: Jade Our daughter, Macey, was born at just 26 weeks in November 2018. Unfortunately, our local NICU ward did not accept babies born…

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Miracle Mums

12th Mar 2021

This Mother’s Day, we are shining a light on mums supporting mums. When you have a seriously ill child in hospital, sometimes the best person…

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Just What We Needed: Harlowe’s story

18th Feb 2021

Guest blogger: Nicole In August 2019, I went into pre-term labour at just 23+6 weeks and gave birth to my little daughter, Harlowe. Her twin…

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A Difficult Start: Quinn’s story

16th Feb 2021

Seven weeks before her due date, Sarah and her partner, Chris, were given news they never expected; their baby would likely be born prematurely. A…

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COVID-19 Precautions

12th Feb 2021

Our team here at Ronald McDonald House Charities UK are working hard to keep our families and staff safe with the safety precautions we have…

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A Dramatic Entrance: James’ story

12th Feb 2021

Guest Blogger: Sarah James was born at 27 weeks, weighing just 1lbs 5oz due to his poor growth. I had pre-eclampsia, so James had to…

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The importance of Play: Tosha and Aarya’s story

23rd Dec 2020

Play is an essential aspect of a child’s development, which our Houses help to make possible when family life is thrown into turmoil. This month,…

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An unexpected twist: Doctor Abigail Jamieson’s story

16th Dec 2020

When Abigail Jamieson launched herself into the final year of medical school, she couldn’t have guessed that a global pandemic would shape the completion of…

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Helping your children cope with a prolonged hospital stay

19th Nov 2020

Charlotte Hartley-Jones is a clinical psychologist, writer, and mother of three who has experience of life on the ward. Charlotte first stayed in our Brighton…

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