The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) is dedicated specifically to the care of children and provides general hospital care for children living in Belfast, as well as providing most of the paediatric regional specialities (including palliative care) for all children throughout Northern Ireland.

RBHSC provides a regional service to children up to the age of 16 from across Northern Ireland who have been diagnosed with cancer or a haematological disorder.

Children’s cancers are treated on a specialised ward. The Hospital focuses on family centred care.

There is also a specialist Children’s Haematology Unit (CHU) on site which specialises in providing care and support to children and their families with a haematological disorder.

Parents of children attending the Haematology Unit at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children can use the CLIC Sargent House facility. The facility has two twin bedded rooms with en suite facilities and is situated at the far end of Allen Ward (turn right out of the CHU and go through two sets of double doors).

Nursing staff are responsible for allocating the bedrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen for cooking and laundry and a sitting room. Parents are invited to make use of the house and its facilities.


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