Young patients to benefit from new cancer unit

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


YOUNG cancer patients from the Isle of Wight are set to benefit from a new unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Construction of the £2.4m ten-bed unit started on Friday (December), following a huge fundraising appeal by the Teenage Cancer Trust.

An audience of donors and former young cancer patients, who helped design the unit, attended the turf-cutting ceremony.

The unit will support young cancer patients, aged between 16 and 24, from the south of England when it opens in the summer.

It will feature six en-suite inpatient bedrooms, which are large enough for family and friends to stay in overnight, four daycare spaces, social and recreation areas, a kitchen and dining area.

Louise Hooker, Teenage Cancer Trust lead nurse at Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said: "These facilities will enable all young people within our area who need cancer treatment to be looked after by our specialist team, alongside other young people, in a ward that had been especially designed for them. This will make a huge difference to young people and their families."

The charity is now looking to raise a further £400,000 before the unit opens, and further funds to pay for the services it will provide. For further information or to make a donation, call 020 7612 0370 or visit


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