Teenage cancer unit to be built in Southampton
Southampton General Hospital to build £2.4m facility for 16-24 year olds
A new teenage cancer unit is to be built at Southampton General Hospital.
The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has announced plans for the purpose-built facility, which will be designed by the charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, and will open in 2013.
It will care for cancer patients aged between 16-24 living in Hampshire, Dorset, the Channel Islands, South Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex.
It will cost £2.4m to build and set up and will have 10 beds including six en-suite inpatient rooms so that family and friends can stay over. There will also be four daycare spaces, social and recreation areas with a kitchen and dining area, and a family sitting room.