The children and young people’s haematology and oncology service, cares for children and young people under the age of 21 who have cancer, leukaemia and other related diseases.
Our department is one of the largest, most advanced in the UK, providing a comprehensive range of leading edge oncology services, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.
We are the Regional Treatment Centre for all of the Northern region, treating patients from Teesside to Newcastle, and Northumberland to Cumbria.
We work closely with specialists from hospitals across the region, to care for our patients. Our team includes:
- Hospital play specialists
- The Bridges School
- Psychology experts
- Physiotherapy experts
- Nutrition experts
Our modern facilities include:
- Teenage Cancer Unit (TCU) at the Great North Children’s Hospital at the RVI
- Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit at the Freeman Hospital’s Northern Centre for Cancer Care
- Paediatric Neuro-Oncology Unit, dedicated to treating children with central nervous system tumours
We are one of only two highly-specialised units in the country designated to perform bone marrow transplants in children.
We hold a long-term follow-up clinic for those patients who have completed their treatment. We are at the forefront of national work to improve the long-term follow-up care that is provided for young people who were treated for cancer and leukaemia in childhood.