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Our service

The South West Aftercare service (SW Aftercare) is based at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC), and the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC), both part of University Hospitals Bristol (UHBristol) NHS Foundation Trust. Which hospital you are seen in will depend on your age when you come to clinic.

SW Aftercare is a clinical service dedicated to the care and support of teenagers and young adults who were treated for cancer or leukaemia (or certain related conditions) from the ages of 0-24. It aims to provide you with information about your treatment and its possible effects on your future health. By offering you an individualised assessment and by providing you with recommendations for future monitoring, we hope we will help you understand whether there are any concerns about your health now or in the future.

If any problems do occur, we are able to refer you to other specialists for help and support.

If you are already being treated for problems relating to your cancer treatment, we will try to help co-ordinate your care and ensure that special knowledge about the consequences of cancer treatment in childhood is shared with any other doctors you may be seeing.

The review that you receive will consider all aspects of your health and be undertaken by various professionals who specialise in this area of healthcare.

If you reside within the South West and think you would be eligible for review by the Aftercare Team then you can self-refer. Just call the team on 0117 342 8607, or if you would prefer, your GP can also make a referral on your behalf.