The Sick Children's Trust provides free, high quality 'Home from Home' accommodationfor families with seriously ill children at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Great North Children's Hospital. Our 'Home from Home' Crawford House has 23 private family bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a well stocked playroom, a living room and full laundrey facilities. Situated within the hospital grounds, Crawford House is only minutes away from the wards and every family bedroom has a direct telephone line so that families can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

We hope to build a new 'Home from Home' for families with children who need life-saving treatment at the Freeman Hospital's children's heart unit. The new house will help to alleviate some of the emotional, practical and financial stresses a family will face when their child is very sick.