Newcastle: Trips to oncology and haematology day unit made easier

Long trips to the Oncology and Haematology Day Unit at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle have become a little easier with new entertainment installed for the unit’s patients. Instead of sharing two televisions, children will now have access to devices within each of the treatment spaces with multiple streaming options available.

Four-year-old Lachlan was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumour in his kidney, just prior to Christmas. He has had one round of chemo, with the aim of this five month stretch being his last. He was very happy to hear that he is now able to watch Bluey all day long while having his chemotherapy and without having to change the station. All devices, which have been purchased thanks to donations received by the oncology and haematology service, have now been installed in the treatment spaces. The Hospital thanks everyone who supported the service. Without the donors this would not have been possible.

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