The Paediatric and Young Person Regional Oncology/Haematology Unit at Alder Hey (ward 3B) is part of the NHS North West Coast strategic clinical network. Patients are referred to the unit for cancer diagnosis and treatment, from our catchment areas in Merseyside, the Isle of Man, North Wales, parts of Lancashire, stoke and Cheshire.
We treat children with cancer up to 18 years of age and see up to 120 newly diagnosed patients per year. The unit also cares for patients who have a non-malignant Haematology diagnosis.
As new and more intense treatment schedules are designed, the care for our children is becoming much more technical and complicated, with the benefit that outcomes are improving long term survival of our patients. This is reflected in our outstanding recruitment to clinical trials, from our research and clinical trials team ensuring national and international trials are coordinated.
The unit itself comprises of a 16 bedded inpatient unit and a 10 bedded daycare ward, the unit also has its own outpatient department, a designated Teenage and young person unit, and a designated satellite pharmacy.
There are a total of 10 cubicles all with en suite facilities on the inpatient and teenage area and 2 cubicles in the daycare ward. The teenage and young person unit has a den for the teenagers to use with its own lounge and gaming area. There are also 2 separate cubicles in the designated stem cell transplant suites.
The unit also has its own chef who works very closely with the children, young people, parents and our dietician ensuring that they receive a good nutritional intake whilst receiving treatment.
We have a large multidisciplinary team, who coordinate and work together to ensure patients with a malignancy or non-malignant Haematological diagnosis are cared for and supported by all members of the team aiming to provide comprehensive care for the patient and their family.
We also have parent support group CHICS and Joshua Tree who attend the unit on a regular basis providing support to patients, their siblings and their family during and following their treatment.
- Inpatient Ward 0151 252 5212
- Daycare Ward ( open 9-5 Monday-Friday, closed weekends and bank holidays) 0151 293 3684
- Oncology/Haematology Reception – 0151 252 5804
- Clinical Trial Office – 0151 252 5971