Patients talk about first experience at Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre

Margaret Pike in the new Macmillan centre's garden

Margaret Pike in the new Macmillan centre's garden - Credit: Archant

Patients using the new Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre for the first time have described the unit as “so much better” than the “cramped” conditions they had been used to.

Speaking to the Comet, Sandra Pestell, 46, from Stevenage, said: “I have been treated at Lister Hospital since 2013. The nurses are all lovely but the conditions in the old unit were very cramped. I didn’t like that from the waiting room you could see people being treated. If you are not used to it, that can be scary.

“The new unit is lovely. It’s so much bigger and brighter. There are two waiting areas and the bigger space means you have more privacy during treatment.”

Another patient, Margaret Pike, 78, said: “The old unit was cramped and I couldn’t always get a seat in the waiting room. The new unit is so much better. My first impression is of a more spacious unit that is very bright and has lots of comfortable chairs.”