Ronald McDonald House, Yorkhill

Ronald McDonald House Yorkhill has 27 en suite bedrooms, kitchens, lounges, playrooms and a garden.

This House is run and operated by the Yorkhill Family House Ltd, which is a registered, local charity. They manage the day-to-day running of the House and the ongoing costs.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has 266 inpatient beds, 12 day case beds, and handles approximately 90,000 out-patients, 15,000 in-patients, 7,300 day cases and 35,000 A&E attendances every year. The hospital provides care for new-born babies, right up to children around 13 years of age.

The new Ronald McDonald House, which will provide free amenities and accommodation for families of sick children from all over Scotland who are being treated in the children’s hospital, will replace the current facility at Yorkhill when it is relocated to the South Glasgow Campus.

Designed by leading UK-based architectural practice Keppie on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities, the building will comprise three white brick traditional forms with slate pitched roofs. These will be interconnected by glazed openings that add distinction to the main entrance.

Internally the environment will be light, airy and welcoming with ceilings following the external roofline to provide added drama to internal communal spaces. A calming domestic environment throughout will be achieved through carefully chosen materials and fixtures.

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