New breast unit opened at Grantham Hospital

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A new Breast Unit has been officially opened at Grantham and District Hospital.

The Emerald Suite brings together all breast outpatients services in one place for the first time at the site.

The area, which had previously been a ward and discharge lounge was recently refurbished and now provides purpose built consulting and examination rooms, two waiting rooms, a counselling/prosthetic fitting room, as well as new ultrasound and mammography rooms.

The Emerald Suite deals with patients referred through both the breast symptomatic and screening services.

Imaging and examination facilities, nursing and medical offices, as well as Macmillan information services can now be situated in one specialist area.

Emerald Suite volunteers have also been given new uniforms and provide a vital support service to patients and carers visiting the department.

Nicky Turner, Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist, said: “We have come a long way since I joined the service 14 years ago. There has always been a need for a dedicated area at Grantham like we have at Boston and Lincoln. I feel privileged to work with such a fantastic team that has never lost the determination to create the patient centred unit we have today.”