Piam Brown Ward
Piam Brown ward is the Regional Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Unit for Wessex, based on the top floor of Southampton General Hospital. Children come from as far afield as Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Dorchester, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham.
We cater for children from only one day to 16 years old, so demand on our resources is huge - per year, the unit sees approximately 100 new families. We treat all types of cancer, with Leukaemia being the most common, accounting for approximately one third of our new patients each year.
Our “team” is multidisciplinary, led by four consultants and supported by differing grades of nurses and trainee doctors. Other people you will see on the ward include social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, research and data staff, support and play staff.