Our families

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is the receiving hospital for all the UK’s military patients when they are injured or fall ill anywhere around the world.

You can read more about the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) here.

Fisher House opened its doors in April 2013, and since opening has seen over 4,100 people come to stay, including patients and their parents, partners and children. This adds up to more than 23,000 nights of accommodation (over 63 years' worth) provided for people ranging in age from one month to 94 years!

Read the stories of some of the families who have benefitted from Fisher House below.

Harry's Story

  On 1 August 2014, Harry Pooley was just four months into his eight month Royal Navy deployment to the Persian Gulf when he was critically injured whilst jet-skiing. Suffering multiple...

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Kerry's Story

  In late 2013, Kerry was in the Falkland Islands going about her normal life, while her veteran husband Nobby was undergoing an operation to remove scar tissue left over from an earlier...

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Stuart's Story

  It was 2013 when Lancashire-born Staff Sergeant Stuart ‘Archie’ Gemmell was deployed into Forward Operating Base Wishtan, Helmand. The Royal Engineer and his team had been assigned the...

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Chris' story

Chris is a member of a Signal Regiment of the armed forces. Chris' story began early June 2019 where he had been feeling under the weather for a week or so, describing it as flu-type...

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