Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

The Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh is a relaxed and welcoming space for young people aged 16-24, where you can get the very best care from a dedicated team of specialist nurses and youth support workers.

The unit has four in-patient beds and a day care facility. All bedrooms are equipped with comfy and cosy soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities. We also provide free Wifi and laptops. 

You’ll be looked after by two Clinical Nurse Specialists who are specially trained in how cancer affects teenagers and young adults. One of these nurses provides an outreach service across South East Scotland, (Lothian, Fife, Borders and Dumfries and Galloway) to support young people in their local communities.  

Working alongside our nurses is our Youth Support Coordinator, a specialist youth worker who is there to help with the emotional and practical impact of cancer. Their role is non-medical so they’re 100% focused on you as an individual, not on your diagnosis. They also organise activities and opportunities for you to meet other young people with cancer so that you can support each other.  

Facilities at Western General Hospital

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




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