We are delighted to award a £10,000 grant to Fisher House as it celebrates its eighth year of providing ‘a home away from home’ for military patients and their families at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is the receiving hospital for all the UK’s military patients when they are injured or fall ill anywhere in the world. Fisher House was established on the site in 2013 to offer supportive and convenient accommodation for military families. The facility enables families to quickly settle into a stable routine, knowing their loved one is getting the specialist medical care they need. To alleviate the financial pressures that may prevent families from regularly visiting the hospital, Fisher House is free to all military families.
In 2018, our charity sponsored one of Fisher House’s 18 rooms – The Wellington Room. This year, our grant will go towards enabling Army families to stay in The Wellington Room and ensuring they have access to appropriate communal facilities, including a lounge and play area, during this difficult time.
When asked why our charity supports Fisher House, Barney Haugh, Director of Grants and Welfare at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “What a family really needs is a safe, secure and welcoming environment where they know it’s almost a home away from home while they are sitting alongside, and looking after, their loved one who is receiving treatment. When Fisher House approached us for support, it was very easy to understand what the need was.”
Listen to his full statement here.
To find out more about Fisher House, visit: https://www.hospitalcharity.org/fisherhouseuk