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Helping families by improving care closer to home

A children’s cancer charity is assisting with local training to help families avoid having to travel long distances for treatment

A children’s cancer charity is assisting with local training to help families avoid having to travel long distances for treatment

A child’s cancer treatment can require specialist care not available locally, obliging families to travel.

Getting families closer to home during their child’s treatment is an important guiding principle for services. At the same time, having to move away from the specialist and knowledgeable support provided by a major cancer centre can be difficult and stressful for families.

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Every year in the UK around 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer.

Every parent wants to feel that their child is being cared for in the safest possible environment. So if local nurses lack expertise in a particular condition, treatment or equipment being used by the child

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