The Freeman Hospital
Ward 34, the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, is designed for 19-24 year olds and has eight in-patient beds and two day care chairs. It has comfy and cosy sofas, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds four expert staff here:
They make sure each person having treatment on our ward gets the best possible quality care and is treated as a young person first, cancer patient second.
We opened Ward 34 in January 2012 and have recently redesigned our multipurpose space with pool table, TV and day case chemo chairs so that they have more privacy.
Local hospitals in the North East
As well as the unit for 13-18 year olds we fund at The Great North Children’s Hospital, we’ve 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 three en-suite rooms and a recreational areas for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
Facilities at Ward 34, The Freeman young adult unit
- One four-bed bay
- Additional single bone marrow transplant bed on Ward 33
- Recreational room with beverage bay
- Multipurpose space with pool table and TV