Support our work

The Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh was opened in July 2013. The catchment area for this unit includes Edinburgh, Fife, the Lothians, Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Teenage Cancer Trust funds 1 expert staff member at the unit:

  • Youth Support Coordinator

We also fund a national Lead Nurse for Scotland and a TYA Multi-disciplinary Team co-ordinator in partnership with the Managed Service Network (MSN) for Children and Young People with Cancer.

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.




year olds


en-suite bedrooms

  • Day care room with 4 day-care chairs
  • Social hub with kitchen and dining facilities
  • Quiet room

Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Why we need you

Right now, we can't reach every young person who needs our support. Join us and help make sure every young person with cancer gets the care they deserve. 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 ›