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.

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