Keeping Care Teams and Parents Close to Kids

Cancer Care Unit

Our Cancer Care Unit is designed with patients, families and caregivers in mind. Light and airy, it covers 2 floors, with 48 private rooms.

  • Our space is designed so nurses and other caregivers can stay near your child because research shows that patients do better when they have more contact with nurses.

    The unit includes work spaces for caregivers in your child’s room on “care team porches” just outside the room and in centralized stations within clear sight of patient rooms. Having medicines and supplies delivered directly to patient rooms also keeps your child’s caregivers close at hand.

  • Each patient room is about 330 square feet, with room for 2 parents to stay overnight. You’ll have a private bathroom with a shower.

    In-room conference tables provide a space for your family to talk with your health care team about treatment plans.

  • Each patient room includes a 42-inch TV with GetWell Town, an interactive entertainment and education system. It provides access to on-demand programming, movies, the Internet, music and games. Content is matched to your child’s age and condition.

Places for Privacy, Reflection and Family Time

  • To meet families’ needs for private spaces, we have quiet rooms and family lounges on both floors of our Cancer Care Unit. You can use the quiet rooms to take a break, have a private talk, meditate or just be alone.

    Family lounges include comfortable furniture, TVs, computers and spaces to store and fix food.

  • The rooftop terrace features a deck that is easy to reach from the Cancer Care Unit. The terrace is part of a green roof that includes a garden, benches and other spots for resting and healing.

    Glass panels block the wind and create an unobstructed outlook to enjoy our area’s beautiful vistas.

  • A physical therapy gym serves the fitness and rehabilitation needs of all cancer patients. It overlooks the building’s rooftop terrace and has great views of mountains and surrounding neighborhoods.

Helping Kids Feel Safe and in Control

  • Private patient rooms are designed to give your child a sense of control at a time when many kids feel they have little power. The in-room thermostat lets them control room temperature. Your child can adjust the multicolor LED lights in the glass door panels to their liking.

  • Each level has separate rooms for treatments. This is so their room always feels like a safe place. This is the state of the art in pediatric care across the country.

  • Each private room has its own air filtration system. You can completely change the air in your child’s room up to 12 times an hour. The system lets you adjust the number of air changes to meet your child’s needs.

    Before a room receives a new patient, the system completely exchanges the air in the room.

  • We offer hotel-style room service. You and your child can order off a menu and have a tailor-made meal served at bedside. Each patient room also includes a personal refrigerator so you can store your own comfort food.

Contact Us

Contact the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at 206-987-2106 for an appointment, a second opinion or more information.

To make an appointment, you can call us directly or get a referral from your primary care provider. We encourage you to coordinate with your family doctor when coming to Seattle Children’s.

If you are a provider, see how to refer a patient.