THE CHARTWELL CHILDRENS CANCER TRUST

CARE UNITS & WARDS

Supporting Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Units and Wards

The Tiger Ward, Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit where children diagnosed with cancer in South London and surrounding areas receive care closer to home after initial diagnosis. It has been our long-standing commitment to help the staff to provide a home from home environment for the patients – with up to 85 children undergoing treatment at any one time. We strive to provide them with the same facilities as those provided by Great Ormond Street and Royal Marsden Hospitals. This support has included funding an HCA post, a new kitchen, refurbishments, provision of clinical and therapeutic equipment, delivery of play activities and supply of materials, resources, toys and treats over many years.

In a similar capacity, we are also supporting the Children’s Toni & Guy Ward and Philip Issac’s Ward Day Unit at King’s College Hospital. This work includes upgrading and modernising the oncology rooms, medical equipment, the playroom, the staff, patient and parent areas. Based on the strength of this work, we have gone on to expand our reach to support the Frog Room at Croydon University Hospital fulfilling wish lists, undertaking refurbishments to interiors and helping families meet costs associated with transport to and from hospital.

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