Tameside`s Macmillan Unit has been awarded Macmillan`s quality Environment Mark
Tameside`s Macmillan Unit and Tameside and Glossop`s Macmillan Information and Support Service has been awarded Macmillan Cancer Support`s prestigious Macmillan Quality Environment Mark.
The Macmillan Unit and Information and support Service achieved the highest ratings possible across all inspection areas when assessed.
Recognising both the environment of Tameside`s Macmillan Unit and the services within as achieving Macmillan Cancer Support`s standard of excellence.
The Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) is a detailed quality framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer. It is the first assessment tool of its kind in the UK.
We are extremely proud to receive the award. It's a testament to the tireless work of the community of Tameside and Glossop, the healthcare teams both Tameside and Christies, Macmillan information and support team, the volunteers and fundraisers, community and voluntary groups, all of whom in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to ensure the Tameside Macmillan Unit and the Tameside and Glossop Macmillan Information and Support Service continue to deliver the highest quality services and support in the most supportive environment.Patients appreciated the unit being closer to home, all found the environment calm and relaxing and the staff warm welcoming and friendly
A patient attending the unit for treatment said “coming to the unit is like having a big hug” At a time when hugs are in short supply being able to help a patient to feel this way is amazing.