University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Accommodation for parents and carers

On the ward

We can sometimes provide a fold-down bed but, due to limited space, only one parent can sleep by their child’s bed. It is suggested that you bring a sleeping bag or your own linen. Lounge areas and shower/toilet facilities are available – please ask the ward nurse.

Off the ward 

The on-site Ronald McDonald House offers a ‘home away from home’ where you and your family can stay free of charge whilst your child is in hospital. Please speak to a nurse to be referred for a room at the House.

Accommodation is also available at Mellor House, which has a small number of rooms for parents of critically ill children, breast feeding mothers and parents who have had to travel long distances. An accommodation fee is charged for these rooms.

Staff at main reception can help with details of nearby hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation.