Newcastle's 'Bubble Unit' which treats people with chronic immunity diseases, has won a prestigous international prize.
Staff and former patients celebrated picking up the Jeff Model Award at the specialist centre which is based at the RVI hospital.
Only one place in the world receives the honour each year.
Doctors here say that the recognition will help take the Bubble Unit from strength to strength.
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