Tiger Ward is a paediatric oncology shared care unit (POSCU). We work closely with the Royal Marsden Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital. We provide chemotherapy and supportive care to children and their families who are being treated for a cancer diagnosis.
Patients under our care have direct access to Tiger Ward 24/7 when they are unwell. We are also on the end of the phone for support and advice whenever it is needed.
We have an inpatient facility for when children are unwell and need to stay in hospital and also run day case clinics for chemotherapy and other supportive procedures such as, blood transfusions, medical and dietetic reviews.
We have a specialist Macmillan dietician who is dedicated for our patients only on Tiger Ward, this is the first of this position in the country.
Services and Facilities
Four inpatient cubicles
A treatment room
A play room
A day case bay
Why not watch the viedo below to find out more:
Cat Wilde, Paediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, discusses life on Tiger Ward, and what led her to her current position:
We are based on the ground floor of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. You have to come through the Children's ward (Safari ward) to get to us, so it may be useful to have a look at a map of the hospital:
Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist: Cat Wilde
Lead Consultant: Dr. Ildiko Schuller
Clinical Nurse Specialist: Sue Cole
Dietician, paediatric oncology - Caroline Oates
To contact us directly, please call: 0208 836 4042
The Chartwell Cancer Trust has been supporting Tiger Ward since earlier this year.
They kindly funded the long awaited parents' kitchen which is now open and in frequent use. This was celebrated with a party in April this year which was attended by many patients and families. Our thanks go to the Chartwell Cancer Trust for helping this to be possible.
Tiger Ward has now been given a registered charity status named the CCT Tiger Ward (No.1162907). With this good news and the continued support from the Chartwell Cancer Trust Tiger Ward are feeling positive in the strive to become a 'Level 2 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit'
You can find out more about the work of The Chartwell Cancer Trust by following the link to their website below