Cancer team gets an accolade

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A HOSPITAL has been recognised for providing excellent care to cancer patients.

Charity Macmillan has given the Macmillan Environment Quality Mark to Spire Portsmouth Hospital.

It aims to set the highest possible standards for cancer care environments.

The private hospital, in Havant, was marked against criteria which included accessibility, privacy and dignity, 
comfort and well-being, choice and 
control and support for patients and relatives.

External assessors visited the hospital and spent a day following the patient journey and interviewing staff and patients to ensure that the stringent criteria were being met.

The hospital is now re-accredited for another three years.

Tim Robinson, head of clinical services at Spire, said: ‘We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment and to provide the best possible experience for our cancer patients.

‘This re-accreditation will give patients the confidence and reassurance that we continue to work to Macmillan’s high standards.’