Spire cancer service in Edinburgh designated Macmillan Mark of Quality Environment

Spire Murrayfield Hospital’s Oncology Day Chemotherapy Centre (ODCC) has been awarded The Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM). This award is a detailed quality assessment to ensure cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer.

The award was earned following a day-long assessment, which measured the department’s ability to demonstrate that it is:

  • welcoming and accessible to all
  • respectful of people's privacy and dignity
  • supportive to user comfort and well-being
  • giving choice and control to people using our service  
  • listening to the voice of the user.

The award assessment is measured on a 1-5 scale, 5 being ‘exemplary’. Spire Murrayfield’s ODCC scored 5 in every category.

The MQEM award is the second round of recognition from Macmillan to the hospital’s oncology unit. In 2010, the department’s unit head, Oncology Nurse Consultant Deborah Scott was adopted by Macmillan in recognition of her excellent track record and experience in providing cancer treatment.

Speaking about the award, Debs said: “We are delighted with the Quality Environment Mark awarded by Macmillan. Our patients are our first priority; we strive to make their experience with us as positive as possible, so it’s fantastic to receive recognition for the hard work and care provided by our staff and the hospital.”

Click here to visit the Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Edinburgh, oncology service website.  

Macmillan Cancer Support offers advice and support on an ongoing basis to enable us to continuously improve the physical environment within which people access the service.

Click here to visit Macmillan Cancer Support website.

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Macmillan Cancer Support has designated our cancer service a Quality Environment for patients.
Click here to visit the Macmillan website to find out more.

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