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Skypad: Teenage Cancer Trust Unit, Cardiff | Orms

Unique, eye-catching and innovative, the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Cardiff was opened by Sarah, Duchess of York. Designed by Orms, the £3.4m new build is a dedicated cancer unit that creates a specialised environment for young people who fall between adult and paediatric cancer care. 
More than 2,000 teenagers each year are diagnosed with cancer and they have a better chance in their fight against the disease if they are treated in an environment tailored to their needs. The new 'Skypad' is designed to give young people an environment more akin to a boutique hotel than a hospital ward, and therefore the very best chance of a positive outcome. 

Source: e-architect