UCLH is a designated cancer hospital for a large number of children and young people diagnosed with a number of different cancers and blood disorders. It has the largest Teenage Cancer Trust unit in the country and operates as a unified cancer centre together with Great Ormond Street and collectively forms the largest children and young people oncology centre in Europe.
The trust also offers other services for young people. General services include emergency care and specialist clinics such as asthma, allergy and epilepsy. Specialist serivices include dermatology, diabetes, endocrinology, rheumatology, dentistry for children, neonatal, ophthalmology, orthodontics, ear, throat and nose services, safeguarding clinics and urology.
The play fund helps support the play and youth services team at UCLH which consists of 22 qualified and registered health play specialists and activity co-ordinators and one qualified youth worker, who work across different sites of the hospital and within the paediatric and adolescent division. The team help to facilitate high standards of care to our patients and their family through therapeutic, diagnostic, developmental and specialised play interventions.