The Team

Young people who are diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia at The Christie will have the support of a multi-disciplinary team.

Nurses:

  • We have TYA specialist staff nurses who have experience and are experts at caring for young people.
  • Each young person will be given a ‘key worker’.  This person is a senior nurse and will help coordinate care over the treatment pathway.
  • The TYA service has a Lead Nurse (funded by Teenage Cancer Trust) who works to ensure all young people across the North West have access to services that are appropriate for them.

Social workers:

  • CLIC Sargent funds 2 full time social workers at The Christie.
  • Social workers can help you get access to funds that are available and offer emotional support to young people and their families/carers

Youth Workers:

  • Funded by Teenage Cancer Trust the youth worker provides activities and events both on and off the ward for young people who are having treatment. 
  • The focus of the role is to allow young people to get to know each other, to offer emotional support and to enable young people to be young people – both through treatment and afterwards.

Physio and Occupational Therapy:

  • Young people having treatment on Palatine ward have access to a young person’s physio and occupational therapist.
  • They can provide emotional, supportive and physical care both while young people are in  treatment and afterwards.
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