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Mobile breast screening goes to St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne

Mobile breast screening goes to St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne

Published 04/09/2013

The mobile breast screening van, operated by staff from Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will be located at St Oswald’s Hospital in Ashbourne from 9th September 2013.

The mobile van makes it easier for women to attend, bringing the service to their doorstep. It will be at St Oswald’s Hospital until approximately 15th October 2013.

Women aged between 50 and 70 years whose birthday falls between September and December will be invited. Anyone who is more than 70 years’ old who has not had a mammogram in the past three years can telephone for an appointment on 01332 785336.

Dr Anne Turnbull, consultant radiologist and director for breast screening at Derby Hospitals, said: “Nationally, it is estimated that screening can save around 1,400 lives every year as it can show changes in the breast up to two years before symptoms appear. Eighty per cent of breast cancer cases occur in women over 50 years-old and the risk of breast cancer increases as we get older. So if you receive that invitation, please attend for your appointment. It will only take 10 minutes and it may save your life.

“We are part of the National Breast Screening Programme, which provides free breast screening for all women in the UK aged between 50 and 70. An extension to the age range is currently being phased in which will include women from 47 to 73.”

Attendance is by invitation only, and full information is provided about what people can expect with the invite.


For further information, please contact:

Beth Maher
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
01332 785778

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About Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates the Royal Derby Hospital, incorporating the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, London Road Community Hospital and services in the community and some satellite services at other hospitals. The Derby Graduate Entry Medical School, on the Royal Derby Hospital site, is run in partnership with the University of Nottingham.

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality patient care. This has helped put us among the cleanest and safest hospitals in the country. Our vision is to continue to build on our achievements, through ‘Taking Pride in Caring’. We provide a wide range of services including specialist medical and surgical, maternity and fetal medicine, rehabilitation care and accident and emergency services. We have a total of 1,100 beds, many of which are single rooms for improved privacy and dignity for patients.

Last Modified 04/09/2013