Chartwell children’s charity supports new paediatric oncology app, due to launch Autumn 2022

From the devastating moment of diagnosis, patients and families are faced with a daunting and overwhelming volume of information under unimaginable strain and pressure. Where young patients are involved, parents also have to deal with the additional heart-breaking challenge of how to communicate information to their child. 

The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust supports local paediatric oncology communities and local cancer and leukaemia services and is fundraising for a new tech powered solution enabling oncology families’ access to comprehensive, high quality, evidence-based education resources in one centralised place. Using a combination of text, animation and short videos, this new oncology app will empower and equip families with all the information they need direct to a phone or tablet, using interactive, user-friendly, age-appropriate content to engage, inform and reassure young patients. It is also designed to allay information overwhelm, alleviate stress and feelings of isolation, optimise patient experience and improve health outcomes for patients. 

Over 4,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year. This app has the huge potential to make a very significant impact on a regional and national scale bringing great benefits to not only oncology families but also medical professionals. 

We are currently pursuing a variety of funding sources including donors, community fundraising, trusts and foundations and corporate sponsorship to raise £70,000 needed for the app’s creation, development and testing, with an aim to launch the app late 2022. 

For more information on the oncology app appeal CLICK HERE