Thanks to a generous donation from a leading UK Muslim charity, GOSH last month unveiled a new multi-faith room. Al- Khair Foundation’s £300,000 has made it possible for patients, family and staff to enjoy a dedicated space for prayer at the world-renowned hospital in London.
The Prayer Room and Reflection Space provides families with a place of refuge whilst attempting to come to terms with their child’s illness. The room remains open at all times, allowing ambulance drivers and paramedics to utilise the facility when they are dropping patients off.
“We are delighted to have created this much needed space for GOSH patients. The hospital has a world-class reputation for its medical capabilities and standards of care, and a reflection space with a prayer area has added to its ability to support people when they need it most” said Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad, Chairman & Founder of Al-Khair Foundation.
Great Ormond Street Hospital cares for children who are seriously ill, some stay for months accompanied by their families.
Situated on the third floor of the hospital’s Southwood building, the project took over six months to complete and aims to improve the social and spiritual wellbeing of young children and their families who are facing a difficult time.
The Al-Khair Foundation works on UK-based projects covering education, healthcare, community cohesion, employment and domestic violence and is dedicated to helping people of all ages and faiths across the world.