Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust - Paediatric Oncology


Service is delivered to all patients regardless of ability

We are a Level 2 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit that works with the Primary Treatment Centre in Oxford caring for those children up to the age of 16 years with cancer. We administer chemotherapy and provide supportive care to those patients on active treatment for cancer. We also provide long term follow up once treatment is completed.

We have a large multi-disciplinary team to provide a range of services to those children receiving treatment for cancer. The team includes a Paediatrician with an interest in Paediatric Oncology,an associate Specialist Doctor with interest in Oncology, 2 Clinical Nurse Specialists, a dedicated Paediatric Pharmacist, a Paediatric Clinical Psychologist and a CLIC Sargent Social Worker. We also have access to physiotherapists and occupational therapists depending on the individual needs of the child.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kellie Oakley
Contact Position
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Paediatric Oncology
Telephone number:0118 322 7516 Telephone number:0118 322 7516
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Parent Organisation
Young People's Lives Vs Cancer (formerly CLIC Sargent)

Where to go

Royal Berkshire Hospital
Lion Ward Level 3 Centre Block and Children’s Clinic (Ground Floor, South block)
Craven Road
Directions to RG1 5AN

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Lion Ward is open 24 hours for all children receiving chemotherapy to provide all supportive care. Chemotherapy is administered mainly on a Tuesday morning in the weekly Oncology clinic. Low risk chemotherapy can be administered Monday to Friday on the ward or at home by the Clinical Nurse Specialists. The Clinical Nurse Specialists also provide visits to nursery’s, pre-schools and Schools to provide education for those caring for the children whilst they are on treatment. This ensures the children can continue to receive valuable education and time with their peers. We also work with the Children’s Community Nurses form BHFT who provide line care and blood sampling service in the community to reduce the need for the child and family to attend the hospital.


Age Ranges
0 to 16 years
Referral required

Local Offer

Contact Name
Kellie Oakley
Contact Telephone
0118 322 7516
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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