Who we are and what we do
To fundraise to build a dedicated Breast/ Screening Unit here on the Island. Every penny we raise stays here on the Island and goes towards helping improve the patient experience and helping to improve the Island’s Breast Service.
In 2011 a group of patients and some friends Interested in improving things for Breast Patients. Campaigned for a Dedicated Breast Surgeon at Nobles Hospital.
In 2012 we formed a Manx Registered Charity no 1098 The Manx Breast Cancer Support Group.
In 2013 We started to fundraise to build a dedicated Breast / Screening Unit at Nobles Hospital under one roof.
In 2014 we started to build our dedicated Breast/ Screening Unit.
In 2015 we started to furnish and equip the Manx Breast Unit to the highest possible standard. We funded the Family History Software for the Islands Breast Service.
In 2016 on the 1st February we opened the Manx Breast Unit. We together with Microgaming Health Care Trust fund MRI Breast Coil. Saving many younger patients from traveling to the UK
In 2017 we installed DBT or Digital Breast Tomosynthesis 3D Mammogram. Sir Richard Gozney and Lady Diana Gozney officially opened the Manx Breast Unit. We designed and fund 2 Patient Quiet Rooms at Liverpool John Lennon and Ronaldsway Airport. We also supplied mobile Ultrasound Equipment.
In 2018 we plan to design and fund an additional Patient Quiet Room. To improve facilities in our existing Quiet Rooms. Fund a Gamma Probe. To help financially with improvements to the Islands Acute Oncology Service. Also to help with funding for the Chemo/ Oncology move into the main hospital.
We are a passionate, proactive group driven by the desire to ensure our hospital offers the best breast cancer service possible
Our Goals and achievements
Although we have achieved our target for the build we will continue to fundraise to equip the Unit to the highest standard possible with specialised equipment, this would mean our Unit would be able to become involved in Breast Cancer Trials with another Unit in the UK.
The Manx Breast Cancer Support Group along with Nobles Hospital aim to have the best possible facilities for Breast Patients/Screening here on the Isle of Man. That has only been made possible by the generosity of the Manx public.