Tech Libraries for All Young Cancer Patients
During 2018 we intend to fund a minimum of five more Tech Libraries throughout the UK with the ultimate goal of ensuring all young cancer patients have access to the technology they need to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and ensure their education stays on track.
To date we have provided £51,800 worth of laptops and iPads to 16 hospitals that admit young cancer patients with the intention of enabling young people to access what they need to continue their education and help them maintain important links with friends and family through social media and Skype.
The equipment provided varies depending on the size of the unit and the need of the young patients. Some units have a focus on education, especially if the patients are younger and some have a preference for iPads, providing an escape to patients through their favourite films, programmes or music as well as allowing them to communicate with friends and family.
Below are the hospitals that have ralready received a Tech
Alderhey Hospital, Liverpool
Castle Hill Hospital, Hull
Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral
St. James's, Leeds
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Aberdeen
Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield
Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield
Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester
The Christie Hospital, Manchester
Bristol Haemotology & Oncology Centre, Bristol
Poole Hospital, Dorset
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
University College Hospital, London
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
Many of these Tech Libraries have been granted due to the generous support of the Big Lottery Fund.