Why It’s So Great
This centre will transform cancer care for our children
This facility has been designed based on input from clinicians, social workers, the PACT team and other parents and patients and will have everything families need for the medical and emotional care.
Some of the benefits of the new Day Care Cancer Centre
Integrated inpatients and clinic
Enabling rapid transfer of children from clinic to inpatients if needed, and ensuring all children can benefit from the entertainment/play facilities.
Protects immune-suppressed cancer patients as they don’t have to share access with infectious patients.
Separate area for teenagers
Recognising the different needs of different age children.
Over 3 times the floorspace
Sufficient space for patients, carers and siblings, creating a more relaxed environment.
Inspiring view over Weston Park
Children (and families) can spend months at a time in the Unit. Providing inspiring decor and views is a great help to wellbeing.
Better flow and privacy
Additional counselling rooms provide more privacy. Location of counselling rooms means families don’t need to walk past others after their counselling sessions, giving families time to collect their thoughts.
Fully integrated team
PACT staff, social workers and clinicians will all have space at the unit so families can get all the support they need in one place.