‘Home away from home’ built for wounded soldiers
A new purpose-built facility in Birmingham, UK, will provide wounded soldiers and their visitors with a ‘home away from home’ during the soldier’s hospital stay.
The two-storey building will be built a short walk from the hospital wards and will be open plan and easily accessible for patients with injuries or disabilities. It will include 18 en-suite bedrooms, a play area for children, a family room, kitchen, dining areas and laundry facilities.
'This is an exciting step forward for our work in supporting the UK's military patients and their families,' said Mike Hammond, Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity. 'As well as providing world class medical care for our troops, we will be able to give the same quality of care and support to their family members staying in Fisher House, a home away from home within walking distance of the hospital, and it will allow military patients to get off the wards and spend some time with their families and friends in a relaxing and comfortable environment.'
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Image: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Credit: ell brown on Flickr.