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4th July 2009
A new breast care clinic has opened in Yate, offering women living in the area local out patient appointments rather than travelling to Frenchay Hospital.
The new breast care clinic is being piloted at West Walk Surgery, Kennedy Way, by NHS South Gloucestershire and North Bristol Trust, which run the breast care services at Frenchay. The service will then transfer to the new health and integrated children’s centre in Yate town centre, which opens in Autumn 2009.
Specialist Breast Care Nurses will run the outreach clinic with the support of a Breast Care Consultant at Frenchay Hospital, offering diagnostic checks with ultra sound, follow-up appointments and after care support.
Mr Simon Cawthorn, Associate Medical Director and Consultant Breast Surgeon at NBT who is leading the clinical development for the service in Yate said: “North Bristol Trust is really pleased to have this opportunity to trial one of our outpatient services in Yate, so that we can understand how to maximise the opportunities that the new health centre will provide and improve services for our patients living in the area.”
Penny Harris said “This new Breast Care Clinic means that women who live in Yate can choose whether they are cared for locally or attend out patient appointments at hospital.
“The pilot is an example for a range of services that will be available to the residents of Yate when the new health and integrated children’s centre opens later this year. The new centre will offer 34,000 out patient appointments, so that people do not have to travel to Cossham or Frenchay hospitals and will host the latest technologies, such as a digital x-ray facilities. We estimate that the new Breast Care Clinic will provide over 400 out patient appointments each year.
“NHS South Gloucestershire is now tendering for the new centre’s minor injuries service. It is anticipated that around 6,000 people will attend this service to have their minor injury assessed and treated, including an X-ray if needed.”
Notes to Editors
For a photograph on the progress of the building please contact Sue Pratt on 0117 330 2499.
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