Cancer unit opens at Children’s Hospital of Wales

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:31 GMT, Oct 13, 2015 |

A “groundbreaking” diagnostic centre for children with cancer is officially opening.

Cardiff’s Children’s Hospital of Wales’s radiology unit uses innovative technology and ambient lighting and sound to make an immersive atmosphere.

The centre is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

The hospital has seen a significant reduction in the need to give children a general anaesthetic while having MRI scans since the suite was installed.

The new unit opened in June, at a cost of £750,000, and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.