The Sick Children’s Trust’s Chestnut House – which supports families with seriously ill babies at The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge – is getting ready to celebrate its fifth birthday.
On Tuesday 26 September, Chestnut House will be celebrating its fifth year of supporting hundreds of families with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation when their babies are undergoing lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital. The event will be held at the charity’s other ‘Home from Home’ in Cambridge, Acorn House, which is just a few minutes’ walk away at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Chestnut House, which opened in October 2012, supports families with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. It has eight en-suite bedrooms with a direct telephone to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and has a communal dining area, living room and laundry facilities. The ‘Home from Home’ is located a floor below NICU, so parents are never more than just a few minutes’ walk from their baby’s hospital bedside. Over the years, Chestnut House has supported over 1,000 families alone