NHS England is consulting on the future of children’s cancer services in the region – with St George’s one option, and Evelina London the other.

We think Kids Deserve St George’s, and are ready to build a new state-of-the-art hospital that would ensure children with cancer can receive care for years to come.

“Our vision for the new purpose-built centre is bold, fresh and exciting and it will ensure that key support services such as PICU and clinical research are intimately related to where the children are being cared for,” said Professor Heath, who is Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St George’s University of London and Director of St George’s Vaccine Institute.

“We have been working with and supporting our colleagues at the Royal Marsden Hospital for over 25 years; we have the expertise and the personal relationships with staff that are so important for seamless care.

“Our specialist services are the ones needed to optimally support these children, and the care pathways are clear and comprehensive.”

Closing our service and moving it elsewhere will have a knock-on effect on our other children’s services – of which we treat 130,000 children every year and have one of the largest paediatric surgery services in the UK.

You can tell NHS England why children’s cancer care should stay here by completing its consultation into the future of services.