Thursday 12th March 2015

Yorkshire and the Humber

Our unit has been open since 2002 and treats young cancer patients aged between 17 to 24 from Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield. Thanks to funds donated through Stephen's Story, the £150,000 makeover has now started and is expected to be completed by April 2015.

Ruth Logan, Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse at Weston Park Hospital Sheffield comments about the milestone: 

Being cared for on a specialist unit like this makes an enormous difference to young people and their families, and we are very excited about the facilities being even better once the work here is complete.

The newly designed Teenage Cancer Trust unit means the 5 ensuite bedrooms can be updated as well as 2 new shower rooms added. A new kitchen will also be included as well as an improved social area, quiet room and conservatory. An upgrade to the satellite TV system will also be incorporated along with new laptops and bedside audiovisual equipment, soft furnishings and mood lighting. We'll also continue funding key specialist staff on the unit which includes a lead nurse and youth support coordinators.

Heather Bowen, Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust in Yorkshire and The Humber said: “We are thrilled that the much used Teenage Cancer Trust unit here at Weston Park Hospital is about to undergo a full refurbishment, meaning that alongside our funded specialist staff, we can offer the very best support for patients and their families. Our next challenge is to now raise enough money to help us reach every single young person aged 13 to 24 who has been diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire and The Humber.”