Patients with cancer in the Macmillan Brook Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital are now benefiting from a newly refurbished ward. This is thanks to our partners Meridian and Vinci Facilities who part funded the refurbishment alongside the Trust.
Our revamped ward has a new TV in the chemotherapy day unit, an additional area with facilities for patients and their families to make tea and coffee, new flooring, and freshly painted walls with an attractive new mural. In addition to a new nurses' station and LED lighting, all the cupboards have been replaced and there’s a new clinical room for patients to be seen in.
Lisa McGarry, Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and Matron for Cancer Services explained: “Following feedback from our patients that the decor in the Macmillan Brook Unit was outdated and the ward needed a refresh, we decided to take this project on."
“We are now so pleased with how fresh and up to date the ward looks. It provides a more welcoming environment for our patients attending for chemotherapy. Thank you to Meridian, Vinci Facilities, and our Trust, for all your hard work and undertaking the works to the highest standard.”
Billy Kimmins, patient on the Macmillan Brook Unit (pictured below) said: “The refurb looks lovely and bright, and it is really welcoming and comforting to me as I receive chemotherapy. I especially like the Tower Bridge wall mural.”
Bradley Giles, Estates Manager for PFI and Contracts explained: “We are delighted to have delivered and modernised the facilities in the Macmillan Brook Unit for our patients and staff. A special thank-you goes to our partners Meridian and Vinci Facilities, both of which contributed to the project’s funding. We really appreciate how they worked closely with our staff and worked around the hours of the Day Unit, mostly at weekends, to support the service with no disruptions.”