Rooftop Play Area

“Being outside is so key for a lot of our patients…we’ll be grateful for all your donations this Christmas”

For many parents of children in hospital, anything that can be done to bring a sense of normality and joy to their child’s day is worth it. And for some children, that means fresh air and play in our specialist rooftop play area at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

For more than 14 years it has helped families special memories in hospital – often turning what can be a traumatic and scary time into one full of smiles and joy.

But 14 years and thousands of hours of use mean the once shiny, new play area has become worn and in need of some TLC. So with your help we can transform it into the modern area our young patients deserve.

Take a look at this video of what the play area looks like now, and how it could look thanks to your donations…

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The rooftop play area at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is such a popular area. This much-loved facility enables young patients – many of whom may be staying at the hospital for weeks, months or years – to have some fresh air, time to play and enjoy a welcome break outside. This space enables them the freedom to be children again, while still being in a safe environment where care professionals are on hand.

Listen to Susan Fairclough explain how important this space is. She also recalls how one family were able to use the play area before they had to say goodbye to their baby boy (you can read more about this story here).

Our appeal will enable us to completely overhaul thie area. But we can’t do it without your support. If you’d like to support the rooftop play area project, or play services in general, click the button below now. Thank you.

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About Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity supports continuing excellence in treatment, research and care in our family of hospitals across Manchester and Trafford, comprising:

Manchester Royal Infirmary | Wythenshawe Hospital | Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital | Saint Mary’s Hospital | Manchester University Dental Hospital
Withington Community Hospital | Trafford General Hospital | Altrincham Hospital
North Manchester General Hospital

As a charity our mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, research and care we provide to the 2.5 million patients who are treated by our hospitals each year. We want to make a real difference to the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that they continue to receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities.

Your support today could make a real and lasting difference this Christmas and all year round.

Thank you.