Staff & families at the Children’s Cancer Unit plea to public to stay at home
28 Mar 2020
The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity is urging the public to consider those most vulnerable in our communities, including children affected by cancer, during the coronavirus crisis.
The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity also supports families affected by childhood cancer, who recently and are currently receiving treatment at the dedicated Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
Felix Mooney, Chair of the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity said:
‘It is critical that any child receiving treatment for cancer is kept from any harm, germs or risk of infection, so for families affected by childhood cancer, the stringent public health measures we all now must undertake are nothing new. These families have engaged in these practises for many months, if not years, and they’re particularly anxious that all of us take special precautions at this time.
“Like other charitable and health organisations, the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity is reiterating the advice given by officials and calling on the public to be responsible and to strictly follow the guidance. Frequent hand washing and keeping away from each other as best we can – these simple steps could be the difference in protecting a sick child and putting them at risk.”