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Newark Hospital to have a symptomatic clinic for breast cancer care

A new one-stop symptomatic clinic for breast cancer care is due to operate from Newark Hospital by next spring.

It will mean that patients from the Newark area, who are referred by their GP for specialist opinion and assessment, can be seen at the hospital rather than having to travel elsewhere.

The assistant chief operating officer at the hospital Mr Ant Rosevear said the clinic was a fantastic opportunity for them to expand their services. It will be based in the Women's Centre.

Newark Hospital
Newark Hospital

"This one stop diagnostics service will enable faster access to treatments and allow for reassurance and peace of mind for our patients," he said.

"It has become apparent there is a need for this service in Newark to ensure that patients can be treated closer to home."

Patients will receive a consultation with a breast specialist clinician, have a mammogram, ultra scans and even a biopsy all on the same day. They should receive the results within a few days.

The clinic will be partly paid for by the charitable funds of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Newark Hospital. A fundraising campaign to help is due to begin this month.

The Head of Breast Service at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Mr Mohamed Jahan, said they were very proud of the trust's breast team.

"They have an established record of delivering a high quality breast cancer care pathway and they consistently perform above the national target for cancer patients," he said.

" I hope this new service can enhance and build on the team's strong reputation."

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