Mon. Nov 30th, 2020

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Two Grants for Breast Screening Unit

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The Breast Screening Unit, based in the grounds of the hospital, has benefitted twice-over from the Friends of St Mary’s, having received a care tray trolley and a six-panel display board, altogether costing £750.

Jill Shead, the unit’s Clinical Lead, explained that the trolley helped to provide greater flexibility within the workplace, when other trolleys are in use. “It enables all items required to be kept in one location, ready for use.”

Regarding the six-panel display, she referred to the worrying drop in the number of women attending breast screening. “We want to do some health promotion events, to raise awareness of the importance of screening in detecting early cancers. The particular board was chosen as it is light-weight, fits in a car, and can be set up by one person.”