The Sikh Arts and Cultural Association’s (SACA) home from home provides a home for families of children and young people with cancer here at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
QEHB is the largest centre for paediatric radiotherapy outside of London, and one of the most advanced radiotherapy departments in Europe.
Many families have to travel a significant distance so that their children can undergo treatment at QEHB. Unfortunately, due to a lack of affordable and appropriate accommodation, patients and their families are not always able to be together during periods of extended hospital treatment.
With hundreds of children receiving treatment at the hospital every year, the home away from homes were certainly needed for patients and their families.
SACA’s home from home provides a place for families to stay, just a five minute walk from the hospital where their loved ones are being treated. Families are able to use the home, free of charge, for any length of time, enabling them to remain close to their children whilst they are being treated.
UHB Charity is extremely proud to have this home from home with the help of SACA, to provide an essential home from home for families of children and young adults receiving cancer treatment here at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
If you would like to help keep these home from home’s going, you can donate to support it by clicking the ‘donate’ button at the top of the page.
For more information, contact Beckie on 0121 371 4852 or email on Beckie.Knight@uhb.nhs.uk.