New breast cancer clinic for Whipps Cross - Barts Charity

New breast cancer clinic opens at Whipps Cross

Patients will get faster diagnosis for suspected breast cancer with a new service at Whipps Cross Hospital.

  • Date: July 4, 2016

A one stop service

With support from Whipps Cross League of Friends, Barts Charity is proud to have part-funded a brand new breast cancer service at Whipps Cross Hospital.

This “one stop” service will mean patients receive a quicker diagnosis. It will also help to avoid the need for repeat trips to the hospital for patients.

Designed with patient input

The new facility, called The Peter Frecker Clinic, was designed with the help of patient feedback. Patients will now be able to get an examination, scan and biopsy (if needed) all during the same appointment.

In partnership with Whipps Cross League of Friends, we’ve funded some of the redevelopment of this centre. This includes a new reception area, furniture, and a quiet room for patients. In addition, a range of pictures that were chosen by patients are being displayed to decorate some of the walls of the clinic.

Our CEO Fiona Miller Smith at the opening of the Peter Frecker Clinic

A grand opening

The clinic was opened by the Rt. Hon Iain Duncan Smith, Member of Parliament for Chingford and Woodford Green. It is named after Peter Frecker – a surgeon who’s worked at Whipps Cross Hospital since 1984.

Also in attendance at the opening were our Chief Executive, Fiona Miller Smith and the Chief Executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, Alwen Williams, who thanked staff and patients for helping to develop the new £300,000 service.

2022 Update:

We’re fundraising to further improve the patient experience for patients with breast cancer. As part of our Barts 900 Campaign, we’re fundraising to build a brand new Breast Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The centre will bring together surgical services across the five Barts Health hospitals under one roof.

Surgery is an important part of the patient journey, and over 80% of breast cancer patients have surgery as part of their treatment. This state-of-the-art facility will bring together surgery and post-surgery care in one place, improving every stage of the patient experience.

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