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Children's Cancer Unit

The Starlight Ward at Bristol Children's Hospital

Music Therapy with Cian

Every year, on average 130 children are diagnosed with a form of cancer within the South West, and patients come to Bristol for both inpatient, and outpatient treatment and support. The Unit receives patients from across the UK, and cares for over 370 day patients and around 300 inpatients every year.

The Children’s Cancer Unit at Bristol Children's Hospital is internationally renowned for the treatment of childhood cancer and leukaemia, and pioneering related bone marrow transplants. The unit is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence, treating children on a local, regional, national and international scale.

The Grand Appeal has supported the Unit for over 15 years, providing funding for equipment, play staff, art works and new medical facilities.

“The Grand Appeal is just fantastic. The NHS is an amazing organisation but has limited funds and can only supply the absolute necessities. We work really well with The Grand Appeal to help create a child-friendly environment for our patients.”

Helen Morris

Matron for Paediatric Oncology, Haematology, BMT and Adolescent Services