NGS Macmillan Unit officially opens at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Published: 5-Nov-2018

£9.4m facility one of the first in UK to provide truly-holistic cancer care and support under one roof

The £9.4m National Garden Scheme (NGS) Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire has officially opened.

The two-storey, purpose-built facility combines a variety of cancer treatment and support services under one roof in a flexible, low-maintenance and sustainable building.

Services include haematology, oncology, acute oncology, and chemotherapy, as well as palliative and supportive care.

The building has 21 treatment chairs, two treatment beds, and three treatment rooms for chemotherapy patients, tripling previous capacity.

It also houses a Macmillan information and support centre to help patients and their families through diagnosis and treatment.

The building was designed by The Manser Practice and built by Vinci Construction, with Mott MacDonald providing mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering services.

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