Cost of project
Fisher House is part of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, and was officially opened in June 2013 by HRH The Prince of Wales, it is a ‘home away from home’ for military patients’ friends and families to stay free of charge whilst their loved ones are being treated at the hospital.
What is Fisher House?
Fisher House is a completely charity funded project, which receives no government funding, led by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is the receiving hospital in the UK for military patients flown in from all over the world. The hospital is a world class facility with cutting edge equipment and outstanding care given to patients. They felt this care could be extended further to military patients’ families, and with this, Fisher House was built. Fisher House is the only one of its kind in the UK.
Fisher House provides accommodation completely free of charge for families who need it most, particularly as many of those families are not local to Birmingham. Fisher House is a 5 minute walk from the hospital so they can be close to their loved ones at all times whilst they are receiving treatment at the hospital. This in turn removes a huge weight from families, and helps both them and the patient concentrate on their recovery.
Fisher House continues to make a huge impact on the lives of military patients and their families. By providing that support to them whilst they are going through an unimaginably difficult time, giving them somewhere to stay that is so close is priceless. For the patients themselves knowing that their families are safe is a huge comfort so that they can concentrate on getting better.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
The ongoing running costs for Fisher House is £250,000 pa, which the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity is solely responsible for fundraising for. £10,000 is the annual cost to fund a room in Fisher House for 1 year, and this broken down equates to £25 for a family to stay in Fisher House for a night. Should Fisher House be the chosen charity by LoveBrum members, £2,000 would enable them to provide accommodation for 80 nights for families staying in Fisher House!
Where can people go to find out more about Fisher House?
For more information about Fisher House, please contact: Laura Power, Fundraising Officer
Tel: 0121 371 4852
You can find out more about Fisher House by visiting their website here.