Today we recognise International Paediatric Oncology Nurses Day and celebrate all of the Nurses working in the Paediatric Haematology & Oncology service at Leeds Children’s Hospital & Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
There are numerous Nurses working in the department in many locations and in different roles. Here at #Candlelighters, we work very closely with the AMAZING teams over at the hospital and it’s truly incredible to see how diverse their work is.
Here’s a snapshot of the teams we work with to help recognise #InternationalPaediatricOncologyNursesDay ?
We have: –
  • Teams of nurses on the inpatient wards providing specialist care to children, Teenagers and Young Adults and those having Bone Marrow transplants.
  • The Children’s Haematology & Oncology Day Unit team delivering day case treatments, planning tests and investigations and follow up appointments.
We also have teams of Specialist Nurses:-
  • The Children’s Haematology & Oncology Outreach Team support families from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. They work alongside families to coordinate care, liaison with local services for care and provide care in the home.




  • Teenage and Young Adult Team who work across both children’s and adult services caring for teenagers and young adults aged 16-25 years and their families. They offer holistic support personalised care and coordinate treatment plans.
  • Research Nurses who support the research work of the department and help families to access studies and clinical trials.
  • Stem Cell Transplant Team who support children, young people and families having stem cell transplants and beyond.
  • Nurses working Children’s #Radiotherapy at St James’s University Hospital who support and care for children having Radiotherapy treatments.
  • Clinical Nurse Educators who equip all the nurses in the department with the specialist skills to look after children with cancer.
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners who work across the department have had additional training to undertake some of the roles that in the past were undertaken by doctors.
  • The Nursing teams are led by two Lead Nurses – The Lead Nurse for children’s Cancer and the Lead nurse for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer.



Candlelighters would like to give a big thank you to the Nursing Teams and wish you all a very Happy International Paediatric Oncology Nurses Day! 

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