Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) is the only dedicated children’s hospital in the South West. Children from across the country are referred for a wide range of specialist care here. It is currently the base for the internationally renowned Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. 

What we have funded

The children’s Neuroscience and Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Unit, was gifted over £100,000 thanks to our fundraisers who took part in our 2017 Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge. The unit provides essential care for children suffering from traumatic brain injuries, brain tumours, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Funds have improved equipment and created an inspiring environment to help children like Ben re-learn basic daily tasks.

Aimee White, Paediatric Major Trauma Rehabilitation Co-ordinator said.

Rehabilitation is a long road to recovery, so with the help of the Bristol to Paris cycle, we have been able to create a place where children and their families feel at home whilst receiving the best possible care.

Did you know?

  • For a sick child to be cared for in the BRHC, it costs the NHS £1,093 per day. 
  • Each year the BRCH treats over 85,000 children and teenagers.
  • Opened in 2001, the current building was the first purpose-built children's hospital in the South West.
  • The BRCH is a centre of excellence, since the closure of children’s wards at both Southmead hospital in 2007 and Frenchay in 2015.
  • In 2016, BRHC had the best survival rate in the UK for victims of major trauma at a paediatric major trauma centre.
     

How you can help

Every penny you can give helps to pay for things that really matter to our young patients. We are currently fundraising for the creation of a calm space in the outpatients department including a sensory area to help those with complex needs like autism, to cope better with their hospital experience.

Please support the BHRC by making a donation or fundraising so we can continue to help our young patients. See the latest fundraising projects here. Thank you.