Dedicated children's and young people's facilities
The radiotherapy department at Leeds has a dedicated children's and young people's area situated within the main radiotherapy department. These allow children and young people to have their own waiting areas away from the adult areas. The customised unit provides an area where children and young people can prepare and wait for their treatment.
Children's play room
The brightly coloured play room is full of toys and activities for children to use whilst waiting for their appointment. Here we also have our 'baby linac', a replica of our treatment machines, that children can play with so they can become familiar with our machinery.
Parents can also wait here whilst their child is having their treatment. We have coffee and tea making facilities available for parents.
The teenage chill out room
Opposite the children's play room we have a relaxing chill out room, where young people can sit whilst waiting for their appointment. This is also separate from the adult waiting area. The room has low level lighting and computer games, which young people can use either before or after their treatments.