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Prosthetic breast care room is refurbished

Opening of the prosthetic breast care roomPoole Hospital’s breast prosthesis fitting room officially re-open on Friday 21 September following a full refurbishment to enhance the environment for breast cancer patients.

The room has been refurbished thanks to the generous support of local breast cancer support group, The Harbour Girls, who donated £2,500 to the hospital’s Ladybird Unit.

The project has seen the prosthetic room completely redecorated and newly furnished to create a sensitive and welcoming environment, with a large stockroom adjoining it. The main emphasis for the work was to offer a facility that would enhance patients’ comfort and privacy, helping to put them at ease during their visit.

Nicola Nicholas, health care assistant in breast care provides a comprehensive breast prosthetic fitting service, which now also includes offering postoperative/mastectomy bras for patients to purchase.

She said: “We are extremely pleased to have officially re-opened the breast prosthetic room. The refurbishment has significantly improved the facility, benefitting all patients using the room; it is lighter, more spacious and has a less clinical feel to it. Being able to offer our patients the opportunity to buy postoperative/mastectomy bras direct from us helps streamline the service further. We have already received very positive feedback from our patients so far.”

Members of The Harbour Girls support group will be invited to view the new facility and attend its official opening at 2.30pm on Friday 21 September. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

Date: 21 September 2012

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