Enhancement of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) - £105,000

Children undergoing a bone marrow transplant will be hospitalised for anywhere between several weeks to six months. Throughout this time they are cared for in isolation, unable to leave their cubicle throughout their stay and with only a handful of family or friends allowed to visit.

We aim to make that long stay in hospital as pleasant as it could possibly be by providing much-needed entertainment systems and colourful artwork for each isolation cubicle, providing much needed stimulus for young patients and the opportunity to enjoy activities with their visiting family.  We also hope to improve internet access for patients and their families on the ward and fund the purchase of more comfortable chairs and beds for parents who choose to remain on the unit with their child.