Southampton General Hospital is opening the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit to care for young cancer patients across our region.
The Duchess of York is opening the new facilities which will care for young patients from Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands.
The £2.4m funds have been raised by charitable donations across the south in order for the specialist unit to open.
The Duchess said: "I've been a Teenage Cancer Trust patron for over 20 years and I've seen it grow and lead the way in the treatment of young adult cancer.
"The new unit features six inpatient en-suite bedrooms with sofa beds for family and friends to stay overnight. Patients, who range from 16 - 24, have been closely involved in the design process."
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