Rebecca Wood, the CEO of Tom’s Trust, recently spoke about the exciting news of the impending launch of the new service at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. As a leading figure in the charity sector, Rebecca is passionate about improving the lives of children with brain tumours and their families. In this interview, she discusses the impact that the new centre will have on the lives of those affected by brain tumours, and the vital role that Tom’s Trust has played in making this project a reality.
Ben was diagnosed with a brain tumour as an infant and underwent treatment at Alder Hey Hospital. However, he had very little access to psychological support during his treatment and recovery, which had a profound impact on his mental health in later years. The impact of this lack of psychological support can have a lifelong […]
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