LATCH supports the children and their families who are being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales, whose catchment area stretches from Chepstow in the South to Aberystwyth in the North. Around 70 new cases are diagnosed every year.
What Does LATCH Do?
LATCH is most well known for its on-Site Family Accommodation at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
This unit consists of eight hotel-standard bedrooms (six of which are en-suite) with televisions as well as kitchen facilities, a laundry room, a dining room and lounge so families can make themselves at home. The accommodation is offered to families free of charge and helps keep families together during their child’s stay in hospital. LATCH also issues free passes to use the hospital sports centre to keep families active and enthused.
Staying on site allows families to stay together during a really tough time, especially considering many families travel from as far as Aberystwyth.
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