meet our patients

Oliver’s Story

Mother of two Laura Smith from Galgate was concerned when her eldest son Oliver didn’t seem to be getting any better after developing a cough, here she tells us about the journey that led her to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital… 

Ava’s Story

Just a couple of weeks shy of reaching six months old, Ava’s parents were told their previously healthy and happy little girl had only weeks to live. Their local hospital in Ireland couldn’t do anything for her other than make her last weeks as comfortable as possible. Here, Ava’s mum Aoife, and dad David, explain the devastating news…

Charlie’s story

At just 15-months-old, Charlie from Barrow-in-Furness pulled a scalding pan of hot water from the kitchen hob over himself, which skinned his whole right arm and a quarter of his torso, burning 10% of his body. Here, Charlie’s mum Michelle recalls the moment she heard a scream that will haunt her for the rest of her life…

Hayley’s story

Nineteen-year-old Hayley is a past user of Galaxy House, which is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Hayley suffered with both Anorexia and depression when she was 14 and was sectioned in order to receive treatment at Galaxy House. Here is Hayley’s story about how CAMHS saved her life.

Jay’s Story

Nine-year-old Jay from Gorton suffers from both Hodgkin’s Disease and Septic Arthritis, two very different diseases, both of which he has been treated at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for.  Here, Jay and his mum Natalie explains how two separate departments have helped him and why they think fundraising for department enhancements can make such a difference to our patients and their families.

Alethea’s Story

Eighteen-year-old Alethea from Middleton has Cystic Fibrosis, a condition that slowly destroys her lungs and digestive system. Since the age of two, Alethea has been a very regular patient at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, often staying for periods of two to three weeks at least every three months. Alethea explains why she is a regular visitor of the hospital and how the hospital has saved her life.

Hannah’s Story

Two-year-old Hannah from Heywood was born with an incomplete cleft lip and her mum explains how she felt when they found out and why it doesn’t have to be a worry for other parents.

Harley’s Story

In 2009 a three year old boy called Harley had his world turned upside down, here is mum Samantha Lane tells us about the journey they have been on and why she is grateful to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital…

Kitty’s Story

On a Sunday evening in early April 2011, then ten-year-old Kitty from Ashton under Lyne started to lose consciousness.  Here her mum tells us about how she felt her daughter slipping away; how ‘Any Dream Will Do’ became their anthem and how she will always be grateful to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital…

Felicity’s Story

Six year old Felicity from Stockport has been under the care of the children’s hospital since she was two-years-old, here her mum Louise tells us about the journey they have been on.

Robyn’s Story

When Robyn was 3 days old she was transferred to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, her parents explain why

Cameron’s Story

Cameron from Preston in Lancashire has visited hospital over 1,000 times, his parents Dianne and Andy tell us why...

“Cameron suffers from Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia, a deficiency of his immune system, which was diagnosed when he was one year old.

Aimee’s Story

Aimee from Tyldesley has been under the care of the children’s hospital since she was two-years-old, mum Karen tells us their story…

"Since Aimee was two she has been receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the children’s hospital.

Kian’s Story

Ten-year-old Kian from Stockport was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). His mum Carrie; tells us about the journey they have been on…

"Kian was two-years-old when we noticed that he was walking with a limp. At first we thought he had a clicky hip, like his dad did when he was a child.

The Bone Marrow transplant Unit was the first paediatric unit to receive national accreditation.