Martha Care is closing on 31st March 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the closure of Martha Care at the end of the month. The trustees made the difficult decision when we were unable to raise enough funds to continue funding the service in 2016.  Since then we have been in discussion with the hospital about how to continue the valuable support we have provided to over 1000 families since we started out in 2006.

But, it’s not all bad news…..

In recognition of just how important it is to support families when their child is in hospital, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children have liaised with The Grand Appeal who have agreed to take over the service.  Our lovely Martha Care family support worker Bobby Owen has been retained by The Grand Appeal and will continue to support families.

To contact Bobby please contact the Liaise service on

0117 342 8065 or 0117 342 8158

or call into the Liaise office located in the reception area of the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, just past the WRVS shop.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported Martha Care in whichever way.  Between us all 1000 families have been better supported whilst their poorly child was in hospital.

Thank you