PERFORMANCE: The trust’s Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology has been awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark.

The award recognises and rewards good practice and high standards within the physical environment of a cancer care building. The Queen’s Centre achieved a Level 5 Quality Award, which is the highest level awarded.

Jenny Hey, head of service for cancer and clinical support at the trust, said: “We are delighted to have been given this prestigious award. 

“It reflects the hard work and dedication of the team that designed the centre and all the staff and volunteers who work to make the centre a welcoming and supportive environment for patients and their families.”

Macmillan director Maureen Rutter said: “To receive the award environments have to score highly in areas such as use of space, comfort and atmosphere.

“We also look at things like the greeting people receive when they come to a centre, the use of natural light and outdoor space, and the availability of quiet, private rooms – all areas that were highlighted as really important to them by people living with cancer, who helped develop the award.

“The Queen’s Centre scored well in every category and this award is well deserved.”