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 charity funded project, which receives no government funding. 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 provides outstanding care for patients. The hospital felt that this care could be extended to military patients’ families and, with this, Fisher House was built. Fisher House is the only one of its kind in the UK.
The facility 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 guests can be close to their loved ones at all times whilst they are receiving treatment at the hospital. This, in turn, relieves a huge weight from families.
Fisher House continues to make a huge impact on the lives of military patients and their families. Providing support and a place to stay so close to the hospital whilst they are going through an unimaginably difficult time is priceless. It’s also a huge comfort for patients to know that their families are safe and they are able to concentrate on getting better.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
The ongoing running costs for Fisher House are £250,000 pa, which the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity is solely responsible for fundraising for. Each room costs £10,000 per year to fund, which equates to £25 for a family to stay in Fisher House for a night. £2,000 would enable Fisher House to provide accommodation for 80 nights for families!
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Fisher House?
Laura Power, Fundraising Officer
Tel: 0121 371 4852