Prince opens Army rehab home

The Prince of Wales has opened a new rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers in Birmingham that is intended to be a purpose-built "home from home" that they can share with their families.

Prince officially opens Army Rehab home

The Prince of Wales has officially opened a new rehabilitation centre designed to be a "home from home" for the families of wounded personnel.

The house, which has the capability to house 325 families a year, will provide a "supportive environment" for soldiers.

Prince Charles officially opens the new rehabilitation centre. Credit: Pool

Prince Charles said the new centre represented a "remarkable demonstration of kindness to troops and their families."

The facilities within the £4.2 million building include providing each family with their private room, a family room and play area, lounges and a kitchen.

The rehabilitation centre cost £4.2 million to build. Credit: Pool

Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Mike Hammond said:

"Fisher House UK will really help to bring that sameworld class care to the families of our brave servicemen and women by providinga “home away from home” within walking distance of the hospital where they canfeel safe whilst staying close by to their loved ones."

The Prince of Wales greets families at the centre.
The Prince of Wales greets families at the centre. Credit: Pool

Fisher house will rely on ongoing donations to the Help For Heroes Charity and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

Rehabilitation centre is a 'home away from home'

The new rehabilitation centre for injured personnel and their families, which has been described by as a "home away from home", will be officially opened by Prince Charles today.

Fisher house, which is next to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, will provide families with accommodation while injured personnel undergo rehabilitation in wards just five minutes away.

Fisher House which is situated next to  Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Fisher House which is situated next to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Credit: Pool

Costing £4.2 million, the centre has 18 large family bedrooms all with disabled access along with communal living facilities which includes a kitchen and a play area.

Corporal Tom Molloy with his wife and children in the new family accommodation.
Lance Corporal Tom Molloy with his wife and children in the new family accommodation. Credit: Pool

Fisher House is working in conjunction with Help For Heroes and US charity Fisher House Foundation - which they believe is the first time in history that UK and US charities have joined together to support wounded soldiers.

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