25 May 2012
Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“We welcome the Government’s recommendations announced today to improve the quality of nursing care in hospitals. The proposed ‘friends and family test’ is a good start to highlight which hospitals need to improve their care but it is too basic to make real improvements on the ground.
“Cancer patients tell us that being treated with dignity and respect by health professionals is paramount to their treatment and recovery. Macmillan has already developed new standards of care based on core human values. We urge the Government to work with us to roll out values based standards across the NHS.”
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About Macmillan Cancer Support:
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. More than one in three of us get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.