Oncology Shared Care Unit

Our paediatric oncology consultant provides specialist O=oncology services for Whipps Cross and receives referrals from Waltham Forest, Redbridge and beyond.  We care for children from birth until 16 years of age. 

Our services include the following:

  • Inpatient supportive care including care of children with febrile neutropenia
  • Outpatient supportive care including blood product support
  • Outpatient follow up
  • Outpatient oral chemotherapy
  • Outpatient intravenous bolus chemotherapy
  • Holistic support-speech and language therapy, dietetics, psychology, physiotherapy, spiritual support, and access to palliative and hospice care. 

Information for professionals

Any suspected childhood cancer should be discussed the same day with the paediatric registrar or consultant (Whipps Cross) on bleep 137. 

Contact us

  • Dr Andrea Leigh via secretary on 020 8539 5522 extn 5196
  • Kristy McKeon 07809 320509 (Mon-Fri 9-5)
  • Acorn Ward 020 8535 6990

Meet the team


  • Dr Andrea Leigh (POSCU Lead Clinician)
  • Dr Ashraf Gabr (POSCU Deputy Clinician)

POSCU Nurses:

  • Kristy McKeon
  • Jacqui Darvill

POSCU Pharmacist:

  • Olapeju Bolarinwa

MDT co-ordinator:

  • Amanda Branch

Useful links

The following are links to reliable local and national patient resources for some of the conditions we treat: