KING’S Mill Hospital’s breast unit has this week moved into new spacious and modern facilities in the hospital’s state-of-the-art £320m redevelopment.
Hospital bosses say the move has created a much improved environment for patients and staff, and accommodates the latest technology in breast screening equipment.
The new premises have a bright and airy waiting room and provide a comfortable environment for patients. They also provide a total of three new digital mammography machines, three consulting rooms, an ultrasound room and a counselling room.
The unit boasts triple assessment clinics where patients receive consultation, mammography (undertaken by female radiographers) and/or ultrasound and core biopsy if necessary, as well as imaging and family history clinics. It also runs the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) with clinics running every day - women are routinely invited every three years for screening mammograms.
Mr Mohamed Ali Jahan, consultant breast surgeon, Associate Service Director for Breast Surgery and Director of Screening, said: “These fantastic facilities are in keeping with our ambition for providing the best care for our patients and we would encourage all women to attend breast screening when invited. We see all GP referrals within the two week wait guidelines.
“Feedback from patient surveys we have undertaken in the screening programme has been excellent – this is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff”.