OThanks to generous donations, the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity officially opened the teenage and young adult rooms on the two inpatient wards at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

On average, the wards will have two teenage/young adult inpatients per week who until now did not have any specific facilities to suit their needs. The two rooms include feature murals, artwork, TV’s, bedside mobile and gaming units, laptop tables, comfortable armchairs and are brightly decorated.

The launch was attended by those who made the rooms possible - The Teenage Cancer Trust, The Jane Kasler Foundation. The project also received donations from Merchant Taylors’ School, Michal Booker and The Kropifko Charitable Trust

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust’s director of nursing, Rachael Corser, welcomed guests and was joined by head of nursing for cancer services, Kelly McGovern, in unveiling the plaque that will reside outside the wards.

Speaking about the project, Kelly McGovern said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer these facilities to our teenage and young adult inpatients. We are grateful to our generous donors who joined in officially opening the rooms. The rooms will provide a sanctuary to young patients by providing them with a calm and relaxing place to recover from their treatment.’