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.

Military patients are treated by both NHS and military medical staff. Over 400 serving military personnel from the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) are at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. You can read more about the RCDM here.

Fisher House opened its doors in April 2013, and since opening has seen over 1,500 people come to stay, including patients and their parents, partners and children. This adds up to more than 8,000 nights of accommodation 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 internal...

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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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