Supporting children with cancer (The VIP Treatment)

Every year, hundreds of children come to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for courses of radiotherapy.

The treatment is a course lasting five days, every week for six weeks. This is incredibly gruelling for people of any age, but what makes it harder for the young patients coming to QEHB for radiotherapy is that they have to be anaesthetised to ensure they do not move during treatment. This means that they often wake up disorientated and frightened in the unfamiliar environment of an adult hospital.

QEHB Charity asked for your help to raise £250,000 to make the radiotherapy department child-friendly. From October 2015, we started work on making this a reality, from creating a new children’s play area in the waiting room, where young patients can meet others going through the same experiences as them, to building and decorating a consultation room for parents.

Now, we need your help to continue to support this department. Your donations will enable us to provide each child with a quilt to keep with them during each treatment, and a special toy given to them on completion of their treatment to reward them for their bravery. Your support will also help us to keep the play area filled with toys and games for our young patients and their siblings.

What we have funded

QEHB Charity asked for your help to raise £250,000 to make the radiotherapy department child-friendly. From October 2015, we started work on making this a reality, from creating a new...

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Why we need your help

We need your help to continue to support the Paediatric Radiotherapy department at QEHB. Your donations will enable us to provide each child with a quilt to keep with them during each...

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