In November 2013 the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group started fundraising to build a £1.5m Breast/Screening Unit at Nobles Hospital
With the help of the Eric & Marion Scott Trust, the Scheinberg family and many other trusts, and also the fantastic generosity the Manx Public, the Breast Unit opened early 2016.
The Symptomatic Breast Clinic is shades of pinks and purples. It’s been well thought-out, offering facilities never available before.
Quiet Rooms for when patients need a bit of time to come to terms with what they’ve just been told
An Exit so not to take patients back through the waiting area.
A Waiting Area – Better for patients still waiting and patients who may just have been given bad news. We’ve tried to make it comfortable with larger than usual chairs, a coffee/tea machine, and a TV.
A Meeting Room that will be used by local charity Manx Cancer Help to offer patients counselling session. This is a fantastic service never given before.
The Eric and Marion Scott Screening Unit is fresh and sharp greens and grey. In Screening Niamh and the girls say ‘we don’t have patients, we have clients!’
We are lucky on-island to have Breast Screening for 50 to 70 year-olds every two years. We have just reached target on DBT or 3D Mammogram. This is the future of Breast Screening. We are hoping to be operational with DBT late 2016. This will also enable us to become involved in trials and research with Prevent.