Teenage Cancer Trust

The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is part of Ward 15. It's called the Teenage Cancer Trust because the building, which was opened by Roger Daltrey of rock band The Who in 2010, was paid for by the charity of the same name.

It is the funkiest ward in the hospital. Even from the outside it looks amazing – rather like a chrome-and-lime green railway carriage perched over part of the hospital.

The ward was designed with the help of the young people staying there and it won a national award in May 2011.

Although it is open-plan, big and airy, it doesn't feel like a hospital ward at all. It's more like a youth club. It has a pool table and juke box, as well as electronic drum kit, flat-screen TV and games console.

Despite the gadgets, it is a very calm and peaceful place. The walls of the lounge area are white and the sofas and other seats are lime green. There are circular lights on the ceiling which help to create a restful atmosphere.

The six TCT bedrooms are very futuristic-looking, too. They are open on to the corridor but are separated by partitions from next-door bedrooms. There's a skylight in the middle of the ceiling so that you can lie in bed and watch the clouds drift by. You can also change the lighting to different colours.

The storage unit by your bed has room for your games, books and other special things that you want to bring from home.

There's plenty of room, too, for your mum or dad or other grown-up. They can stay with you all day and there is room for one of them to stay next to you at night, sleeping in a fold-up bed next to yours.

There is also parents' accommodation in the hospital and at Ronald McDonald House, which is very close by, where they may both be able to stay so they are near you.

There are separate shower rooms for both you and your parents.

When your parents need to rest – or want to give you some privacy –  they can go to the parents' room, which has an area where they can relax as well as a kitchen where they make themselves something to eat and drink.

If you're well enough, teachers will come to the ward to give you lessons so that you don't miss out on important school work. There are also play specialists who can help you express feelings and worries you might have difficulty talking about.

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