Many families who stay with us have travelled hundreds of miles from their homes. Such as the Campbell Family, who live over 200 miles away in Invergordon.
“Gregor was born with a large VSD (ventricular septal defect) of his heart. We were told that he would need a repair operation and that it would take place in Glasgow. We had no experience of hospitals and we were very unfamiliar with Glasgow. We were daunted by the prospect of Gregor having major surgery and not knowing where best to stay in the City was so unsettling.”
When the family arrived, they were referred to Ronald McDonald House Glasgow. “Ronald McDonald House Glasgow made the whole experience much easier to cope with. Not only was the house only a minute from the Hospital but had direct contact with the ward 24/7.”
Understandably, families are very distressed at the thought of being separated from their children. We take away this worry.
“To be able to stay so close to Gregor when we were unable to stay in the Ward was such a relief. And to be able to come and go anytime with all facilities available to us was amazing. The staff were always so helpful and to be able to speak with other parents going through their own experiences was also very reassuring. It is a remarkable place.”
“Thankfully we have a very healthy, lively, cheeky Gregor who has flourished since his operation in every way. We are very thankful to the hospital and the house for helping us all as a family. Thank you.”Back to Stories