Our Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) services

The Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) service at The Christie is based in the Palatine Treatment Centre at The Christie. It includes the TYA inpatient service on Palatine ward and Rob’s Day Unit for outpatients.

The TYA inpatient service on the Palatine ward is located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Palatine Treatment Centre. We have 10 beds for young people who need to stay in hospital overnight. These beds have ‘pull down’ beds next to them so a parent, carer or partner can stay with you.

We also have separate accommodation for parents and carers. The accommodation is situated on the 2nd floor of the Palatine ward. Please be aware that patients are not allowed in the relatives’ accommodation at any time.

Rob’s Day Unit is located on the ground floor of the Palatine Treatment Centre. You’ll visit Rob’s Day Unit if you need to come to the hospital for day case chemotherapy, if you need blood or platelets or if you are having radiotherapy.

You might also be able to receive some of your treatment through the Palatine ambulatory care service. This delivers some treatments including high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant on a day unit so patients don’t have to stay in hospital. This means they can spend more time at home or in a hotel.

The Christie also offers radiotherapy treatment to children under 16 years of age on an outpatient basis.

We also have a number of social activities at the TYA including a gym and a music room – you can find out more about these on our page for Social activities in the Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) service.

Last updated: March 2023