Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
The Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh is for 16-24 year olds. It 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 Teenage Cancer Trust Wifi and laptops.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds one expert staff member at the unit:
We also fund a national Lead Nurse for Scotland and a Teenage and Young Adult Multi-disciplinary Team Coordinator in partnership with the Managed Service Network (MSN) for Children and Young People with Cancer.
They make sure each person having treatment in the region gets the best possible quality care and is treated as a young person first, cancer patient second.
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.
Facilities at Western General Hospital
- Day care room with four day-care chairs
- Social hub with kitchen and dining facilities
- Quiet room