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The unit was opened in May 2010.
Teenage Cancer Trust fund two expert staff here:

  • Lead Nurse
  • Youth Support Coordinator

Local Hospitals in the North East

As well as the unit we fund at The Freeman Hospital for 18 -24 year olds, Teenage Cancer Trust have been working closely with smaller designated hospitals in the North East region for young people who live further away from the units and want to be treated closer to home in an environment designed for their age-group.

  • At Sunderland Royal Hospital we provided funding and support to develop a single en-suite room
  • At the James Cook Hospital we have funded the design work of 3 en-suite rooms and a recreational areas for teenagers and young adults with cancer. 




year olds


en-suite bedrooms

  • 3 bed bay, and 4 additional transitional beds
  • Recreational room with kitchen/diner
  • Study
  • Complementary therapy room and 'penthouse' recreational area with kitchenette
  • Family room, parent's room with kitchen

The Great North Children's Hospital

Why we need you

For every young person we can currently support, there's another we can't. We need to raise £20 million by 2020 to reach every young person with cancer. Find out more ›


Got an hour to spare, or more? We've got a host of volunteering opportunities, from easy to more involved, so you can make a difference to young people with cancer. Find out more ›