The Friends of Robert Owen House
An Isle of Man Registered Charity, number 839
That’s how the ROBERT OWEN HOUSE, located within the grounds of the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (part of the Broadgreen Hospital complex) has been described over the years by hundreds of grateful families.
Robert Owen House must be one of the best kept secrets from North Wales to the Isle of Man, yet one only has to mention the name in social conversation to discover the number of people who have heard of it one way or another.
So why does this ‘Safe Haven’ mean so much to so many people?
ROBERT OWEN HOUSE provides overnight accommodation solely to relatives/carers of patients who find themselves in the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, often requiring life-saving heart or lung treatment or surgery.
It avoids the need to find B&B accommodation in Liverpool, with the associated problems of public (or costly private) transport and personal security. It also gives peace of mind to the patient, knowing that the relative/carer is safely housed in a sympathetic environment with good quality services whilst they themselves are undergoing major, often serious, medical/surgical procedures.
The House has 17 bedrooms in total (15 en-suite), comprising:
♥ Two family rooms accommodation up to 3 relatives
♥ Six twin rooms (one with wheelchair access)
♥ Nine single rooms (one with wheelchair access)
Communal areas available to use by guests include:
♥ Lounge with a TV and dining area
♥ Conservatory with a TV,
♥ A Quiet Room,
♥ Kitchen with two fridges, two microwaves, toaster, cutlery and crockery,
♥ Laundry room with two washing machines, two dryers, iron, ironing board, soap powder and softener and hand washing facilities.
The kitchen facilities are used by all relatives staying in the house and relatives are encouraged to bring food with them. There are a number of shops and supermarkets within a 15 minute walking distance or by a short taxi ride.
All relatives are welcome to help themselves to breakfast.
The house operates on a B&B basis. There is a nightly charge of £25 to cover the basic expenses of running the facility.
Whether around the dining table, or relaxing in either of the spacious lounges, the camaraderie and mutual support between families is exceptional.
Access to the House is restricted, ensuring security, privacy and quiet – so important at such a time.