Keeping families together
Going to a hospital far from home can be a frightening experience for a child, so it is important they have their families close by for love and comfort. We provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation and support for families with children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Ronald McDonald House Evelina London
We have 59 en suite bedrooms and communal living areas such as kitchens, playrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. Families can stay at the House free of charge for as long as their child is being treated as an in-patient at the hospital. Each room is equipped with a telephone so parents and carers will be able to contact their child’s ward directly. Having a sick child affects the whole family; our Houses enable families to retain a sense of normal life during an incredibly stressful time and offer support and a safe environment where they can share their experiences with others families in similar situations.
If a family would like a room at the House they must be referred by the ward, this will ensure that all referrals for accommodation are dealt with promptly and fairly. A member of hospital staff should call the House directly and we will complete an Accommodation Request Form.
Use of the Day Room for non-residents
Ronald McDonald House Evelina London can also offer non-residents the use of the day facilities between the hours of 8:00 am – 9:00 pm daily. Within the day room itself there is a kitchen, dining area, lounge and children’s play area. There are also shower facilities available to use and a laundry room.
Ronald McDonald House Evelina London, 216 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JY
Call: 020 3040 1888
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Address: 200 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JX
Call: 02073 780 415
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Address: 195-203 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UX
Call: 08719 846 291
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Address: 3-7 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NY
Call: 02074 019 222
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Address: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Call: 02079 285 200
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Address: 202-206 Union Street, London SE1 OLX
Call: 08719 846 352
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Address: Count Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB
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Airlines that fly directly to London City Airport are as follows:
Airlines flying to London Gatwick are as follows:
British Airways: www.britishairways.com
The nearest tube stations are:
Waterloo, Waterloo East, are the nearest railway stations, and are a 10-15 minutes' walk away.
Step free access from Waterloo Station is via exit 3, near the clock. When leaving the station from exit 3, turn left and following the path to York Road for St Thomas' Hospital through to Evelina London.
Victoria and Charing Cross are 20–30 minutes' walk away.
Allow 15-20 minutes to get from the bus stop to where you need to be in the hospital. The following bus routes serve St Thomas' Hospital/Evelina London
See the bus routes map or for information about buses and tubes, call Transport for London on 0843 222 1234 (24 hours).