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Prestigious award for 'Bubble unit'

A specialist North East hospital unit has today become one of only 120 in the world to be given the prestigious Jeff Model Award - only awarded to one hospital in the world per year.

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International award for Newcastle RVI's 'Bubble Unit'

The Bubble Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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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