You can help redevelop our Cancer & Leukaemia Ward, £2.75million
Our Oncology and Haematology department treat children from babies through to 19-year olds, in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and as far south as Northampton. One of twenty principle treatment centres in the UK, we care for children with cancer and leukaemia as well as patients who have other blood problems such as bleeding and inherited disorders.
The hospital provides a service for the diagnosis, treatment and long term follow up of children with cancer and are the only paediatric standalone JACIE accredited transplant centre for under 16-year-olds. The clinicians work with colleagues across the country to improve treatments and outcomes for these patients.
Patients are treated on our 14 bedded ward with six isolation cubicles, used mainly for children who need to be isolated to prevent infections. Around 25 bone marrow transplant patients are treated on our ward every year, staying for 6 to 8 weeks at a time in isolation. Patients who require routine Chemotherapy stay for 3 to 5 days before going home. Other patients can be treated for longer periods of time, sometimes over a year.
What’s the problem with the ward?
Whilst the care received is world-class, the facilities are not. We want to deliver a new home from home with space, privacy and natural light to make isolation a place of sanctuary and calm.
The transformed ward would create private patient rooms with en-suite facilities, giving our patients a place to make their own, with room for all their toys and space for a parent to sleep comfortably alongside them. The new design will also allow patients to take in the welcoming views over Weston Park.
The redevelopment will increase the ward footprint, with larger bed bays and more isolation rooms. It will also expand the space for children to play and more than double the size of the ward classroom.
Total raised so far:
Thanks to your incredible donations, so far you have raised over £4.4 million towards the total appeal target of £14.25 million.