Award winning bed manufacturer Hypnos has donated beds for all 18 rooms at Ronald McDonald House Oxford – the free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children being treated at John Radcliffe Hospital.Hypnos’ exclusive full service project management solution enabled a smooth transition from old to new, removing and disposing of the old beds and replacing with brand new Hypnos models. This was achieved within a four hour time frame, in order to cause as little disruption to families staying there as possible.
Last year 635 families stayed free of charge and for as long as they needed to at the House, which is located on the top floor of the children’s hospital. A ‘home away from home’ is provided for families, with communal kitchens, lounges and playrooms, as well as 18 en-suite bedrooms which Hypnos has provided 32 new beds for to help them get a good night’s sleep. Many of these beds have specialist hidden pull out beds, increasing occupancy.
Chris Ward, marketing director at Hypnos comments: “The House obviously plays a major role in supporting families who have children staying in the hospital and we’re delighted to donate our specialist beds engineered for the hospitality market to provide maximum comfort, hygiene, safety and durability while at the same time helping guests sleep comfortably.
“A good night’s rest is important at all times, especially in periods of our lives where we may experience stress and upset. This makes it more important than ever for the rooms in Ronald McDonald House Oxford to be kitted out with comfy beds, making sure those that stay there don’t have to worry about sleeping comfortably.
“As people are constantly staying in the House, it was vital that the old beds were removed and replaced as quickly as possible, keeping disruption to a minimum. The beds also meet contract standards, making them fire retardant and durable.”
Michelle Francis, house manager at Ronald McDonald House Oxford comments: “We are very grateful to Hypnos for kindly donating such high-quality beds for our families. Sleeping as well as possible helps the families cope better as their children are being treated.”
Ronald McDonald House Oxford is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities – the independent charity that provides free accommodation in or near hospital grounds across the UK. It has operated in the UK since 1989.
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