BMI The Beardwood Hospital have retained their Macmillan Environment Mark (MQEM) which they have held for three years. The award recognises the quality of the environment in which people can access treatment, information and support for cancer.
Samantha Sheehan, Executive Director at the hospital, said: “We are thrilled to yet again receive this prestigious award from Macmillan Cancer Support. The recognition highlights the effort from the entire team from within the hospital in creating an environment to deliver the highest standards of care for people affected by cancer in Blackburn and the surrounding area.”
The MQEM helps ensure that people affected by cancer are treated and supported in physical environments of uniformly high quality.
The assessment follows a framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer.
In meeting the MQEM standards the hospital has demonstrated that its environment is welcoming and accessible to all, respectful of people's privacy and dignity, supportive to a patients' comfort, provides choice and control for patients using the service and listens to the patient.
The MQEM standards were developed in collaboration with over 400 people living with cancer and stakeholders, including the Department of Health.
23rd July 2019