The Oncology Unit in Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been recognised by Macmillan Cancer Support for the high-quality environment it offers to patients.
Following a recent successful reassessment, the Unit has retained its Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM), which recognises good practice and high standards.
Assessors noted that the team of volunteers who provide support, refreshments and a friendly ear to patients were a wonderful asset and had worked hard to raise awareness of the Unit within the wider community.
NHS Forth Valley Director of Nursing, Professor Angela Wallace, said: “We are delighted to receive recognition for the way we care for our cancer patients. This is a really prestigious award and reflects the high standards provided by our staff. In addition, people really appreciate the excellent work carried out by our volunteers; a cup of tea and a shoulder to lean on can work wonders for patients undergoing treatment.”
The Macmillan Quality Environment Mark has been developed in collaboration with people living with cancer and organisations, including the NHS. The award aims to help ensure that people affected by cancer are treated and supported in physical environments of uniformly high quality.