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The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Southampton General Hospital was opened in September 2013. Teenage Cancer Trust also funded an upgrade of AV/IT in all 9 bespoke BMT beds plus additional access to TYA equipment and facilities. Teenage Cancer Trust have supported the enhancement and creation of a teenage room on this paediatric ward and it opened in September 2015. 

Teenage Cancer Trust fund seven expert staff in partnership with University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust:

  • Lead Nurse for the Wessex region
  • Teenage and Young Adult Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • 2 Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Youth Support Coordinator
  • Teenage and Young Adult Administrator and Project Support

They ensure the best possible quality care is given so that the young person is treated as a young person first and cancer patient second.

From the centre of excellence in Southampton, the Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse and the Team work with three Teenage Cancer Trust Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Nurse Specialists based across the Wessex Region. These Clinical Nurse Specialists are funded by Teenage Cancer Trust and a local Charity. They champion the needs of young people with cancer and provide specialist expertise and care in local hospitals across the Region.

2013

opened

16-24

year olds

6

en suite bedrooms

  • Opened 2013 for 16-24 year olds
  • 6 inpatient en-suite bedrooms with sofa beds for family and friends to stay overnight
  • 4 day beds
  • Kitchen
  • Parent/family facilities
  • Teenage Cancer Trust also funded an upgrade of AV/IT in all 9 bespoke BMT beds plus additional access to TYA equipment and facilities.

Southampton General Hospital

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