Staff at the Victoria Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital have been awarded the prestigious Christie Quality Mark accreditation for a second time. They were first awarded the quality mark in 2015.
The Christie Quality Mark offers assurance to patients that they will receive the highest standards of care. The accreditation means that patients can be confident that they are receiving the same high standard of care they would receive at the Christie in an external location closer to home.
The Christie Quality Mark was developed by the specialist cancer centre after consultatiion with patients.
Lindsey Dawson, Macmillan Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, said: “We are delighted to be re-accredited with the Quality Mark. It has taken a lot of hard work, commitment and dedication from the whole team to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care in a safe and compassionate environment. It shows that we have not only maintained standards over the past three years since our initial accreditation, we have actually improved, which is a great achievement for the team.”
Nicola Firth, Acting Chief Officer and Director of Nursing, said: “We always strive to give our patients high quality, personalised care and being awarded the Christie Quality Mark is a great endorsement of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our staff. It recognises the continued dedication of the Victoria Unit team in providing the highest standards of patient care and this reaccreditation is richly deserved.”