We are delighted to award a £10,000 grant to Fisher House, the “home away from home” for military patients and their families at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the receiving hospital for all the UK’s military patients when they are ill or injured. Fisher House is purpose-built, with 18 en suite bedrooms, and was established in 2013 to offer convenient accommodation to both serving military and veterans’ families supporting their loved ones in patient care. Many need to travel long distances for treatment and experience financial pressures at a stressful time in their lives. Our grant will go towards Fisher House’s running costs and the Wellington room.

Mike Hammond, Charity Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Charity and Fisher House UK, said:

“We really appreciate the Army Benevolent Fund’s support to this amazing facility and keeping families together. Fisher House is a lifeline to families longing to be near each other while their loved one is being treated. Some have had to travel huge distances across the country and from overseas, so to offer them a comforting, safe place to stay means the world to them. It also helps the patient’s recovery, knowing their loved one is being looked after just a short walk away.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, added:

“Military families deserve a safe and welcoming environment during periods of hospital treatment. As the Army’s national charity, we are proud of our longstanding support for Fisher House and are pleased to award this latest grant toward its brilliant care for Army families at times of stress and need.”

Read more here: https://www.hospitalcharity.org/fisherhouseuk

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