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What We Do

  • Who we look after

    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 Aberwystwyth in the North. Around 70 new cases are diagnosed every year. Read more »

  • Supporting the families through a difficult time

    Caring for a child during treatment is hard on all the family. Finances are often a worry as parents will have to take time off work to support their child. Family relationships can suffer too, as the emotional pressure takes its toll and everyday life is turned upside down. Read more »

  • Supporting the Paediatric Oncology Unit

    The Paediatric Oncology Unit is based in the modern facilities of the Children’s Hospital of Wales which opened in 2005. The costs of running an oncology unit are high so there are often areas where NHS budgets are not available to fund. Read more »

  • Activities to keep the children’s spirits up

    When in hospital, children miss the stimulation and structure of their normal school and family life. LATCH helps organise a range of activities and treats to help boost morale and keep children occupied and amused during their long stays in hospital. Read more »

  • Facts and figures

    Interesting Facts and Figures

    Some of the ways that LATCH can help families of children receiving treatment for cancer in Wales. Read more »

Latest News

January 25, 2018

Rowena Jones, Paediatric Nurse Specialist, Receives MBE

The outstanding service of clinical, managerial and voluntary staff throughout the NHS has been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, with health sector recipients… More»

January 17, 2018

LATCH Trustee James Rudolf Takes on the Marathon des Sables

LATCH Trustee, James Rudolf, will be taking part in the gruelling Marathon des Sables which has been described as ‘the toughest foot race on earth’…. More»

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