Children's oncology and haematology centre (Piam Brown Unit)
The Piam Brown unit is the regional paediatric oncology and haematology centre for the Wessex region. The unit is based within the child health directorate on the top floor of Southampton General Hospital. We care for children from birth to 16 years of age with all types of cancer. Our aim is to care and support the child and the whole family.
Our ten bed inpatient ward provides 24 hour care for children and their families and we have a well established shared cared system with other local hospitals across the region, enabling families to receive some treatment closer to home.
Day care comprises a three bed area and an outpatient facility which is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. All calls outside of day care opening hours will automatically be diverted to the ward, so you can contact us at any time. The team are led by three consultants, supported by differing grades of doctors in training. Our nursing team is led by a lead nurse for the unit, supported by a nursing team with specialist skills to meet the needs of all the children and their families. Our team is multidisciplinary, including social workers, psychologists, play staff, a pharmacist and dietitian.
For inpatient ward enquires please contact us on 023 8120 4816.
For day care enquires please contact us on 023 8120 4249.