A place of comfort for hospital visitors

Well-insulated, comfortable accommodation for visiting mothers

For over 150 years Bethesda Children’s Hospital has played an outstanding role in providing care to children in Budapest. The hospital is also concerned about mothers who need to travel long distances to the hospital and find it difficult to spend quality time with their children.

As a result, Bethesda founded the ‘Mother’s House’ to provide beds and cooking facilities for visiting mothers whose children face long-term hospitalisation. Acting as a free of charge hotel, the Mother’s House was a renovation and extension to an existing area of Bethesda Children’s Hospital.

The structure required excellent thermal properties to reduce its operational costs, so the hospital chose Frontrock. This two-layer stone wool board provides excellent thermal insulation for external façades and will lower energy costs. Since natural stone wool also ‘breathes’, the boards help to create an airy, comfortable indoor climate which is important to the wellbeing of tired mothers who visit the hospital.

As well as thermal insulation, Frontrock provides very high levels of fire resilience, reduces noise, and prevents the formation of mould and bacteria which is important for hygiene standards at Bethesda Children’s Hospital.

Mother’s House now accommodates hundreds of mothers every year in comfort, who otherwise may not have been able to afford a hotel room. Being near to their loved ones not only helps the parents, but also the children who are recovering.

Budapest, Hungary

Project location

Mother’s House
Bethesda Children’s Hospital

“At ROCKWOOL Hungary we are proud that our products were chosen for the renovation of Mother’s House. It is a really positive use of ROCKWOOL stone wool, since it helps mothers to be close to their children when they’re hospitalised.”

Kornél Bányai

Country Sales Manager, ROCKWOOL Hungary

Project Data

Year 2018
Building Type Hospital
Application Facade Insulation
Product type Frontrock Max E