Inpatient and Outpatient facilities
We know that it is important that, where possible, teenagers and young adults with cancer are treated together. With this in mind we have two areas where young people are treated, one at St James’s Hospital and the other at Leeds General Infirmary. These Units provide specialist care and facilities for this age group. They have been sponsored by Teenage Cancer Trust, and have been designed with the help of patients and their parents and carers; the aim is to provide patient care in a friendly uplifting environment, with other patients of the same age, making the hospital stay as enjoyable as possible.
The eight bedded Teenage Cancer Trust Unit is at Leeds General Infirmary and is for young people aged 13 – 18 year olds. This Unit is embedded within paediatric oncology and haematology, although it is a separate unit. This is Ward L33 and is in Clarendon Wing.
Our Young Adult Ward is J94 in Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital, and is a stand-alone unit within adult cancer services. Young people aged between 18 and 24 years can be treated here.
There is an outpatient clinic at Leeds General Infirmary which is on C floor of Clarendon Wing. The younger end of the age spectrum will be seen here by either an oncologist (cancer) or haematologist (Blood cancer)
In Bexley Wing young people are largely seen on Level 1 (oncology) and Level 3 (haematology)
Your Key Worker and/TYA team will see you at whatever clinic you attend
The TYA team aims to meet every young person in the region who has been diagnosed with cancer. It provides an outreach service where they can meet you in/near your own home. It also provides an outreach service to those young people (over the age of 19) who, where possible, may choose to be cared for in a hospital nearer their home. They will visit the young person and their family at home or in hospital, and provide any support that is needed. In doing this the team will liaise with the local teams, ensuring that TYA expert care is provided along with expert cancer care.