The Bubble Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary will receive an award today.
The Jeff Modell Award is only given to one hospital in the world each year.
The Bubble Unit helps to treat children from the across the region, who have chronic conditions that affect their immune systems.
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