What's the Issue?
Last summer there was an NHS public consultation and subsequent review into how children’s cancer services in England are run. One of the areas it focussed on was whether children’s cancer services should be co-located on the same site as paediatric intensive care and other specialist children’s services.
On 30th January 2020, the NHS England Board decided to proceed with a co-located model for children and young people. This is not currently available at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, and there is no hospital in south London which provides both specialist children’s cancer services and paediatric intensive care on the same site. NHS England is therefore now assessing the options available to them. One of these options is to develop the service on the Sutton site.
Choosing the world-leading children and young people’s cancer services at The Royal Marsden at Sutton is the best option open to NHS England and the Government – led by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matthew Hancock.
It Must Be Marsden – so that children and young people with cancer continue to receive the very best treatment, care and experience.