Southampton General Hospital
Our Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Southampton General Hospital is designed for 16-24 year olds. It has six in-patient beds and day care facilities. All bedrooms are equipped with comfy and cosy soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities. We also provide free Teenage Cancer Trust Wifi and laptops.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds 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
- Two Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- Youth Support Coordinator
- Teenage and Young Adult Administrator and Project Support
They make sure each young person having treatment gets the best possible quality care and is treated as a young person first, cancer patient second.
The Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse and team are based at the centre of excellence in Southampton, and 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.
We opened our Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Southampton General Hospital in September 2013. We also funded an upgrade of the TVs and sound systems in all nine bone marrow transplant bedrooms.
Facilities at Southampton General Hospital
- Six inpatient en-suite bedrooms with sofa beds for family and friends to stay overnight
- Four day care treatment areas
- Parent/family facilities