Within the clinical nursing team we have a skill mix of Register Nurses and Health Care Assistants. The clinical nursing team work collaboratively with the Consultants, Doctors and specialist nurses and also our diagnostic colleagues in our breast screening department within the Sunflower suite.
All of our staff encourage kindness and compassion to be the core of their health care practice, we support and care for our breast patients from their first contact with the service to discharge or into the care of other professionals
The members of our breast service nursing team are engaged, work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary teams and are committed to service delivery which has the patients at the core of what we do.
In addition to the clinics consultants and specialist nurses clinics that we support, the team are the first point of contact for immediate post-operative surgery concerns.
The team also offer a Nurse led developed service which includes
- Pre-assessment clinics
- Wound care clinics – which incorporate seroma drainage and implant inflations.
The team are passionate about providing the best possible individualised care for each patient having a journey through the service. To achieve this, the team are enthusiastic in undertaking fundraising events and have attended occasions to support previous patients who have undertaken fundraising for the Breast Unit.
Through the charity fundraising as well as patients generous kind donations, we can continue to offer post – operative bras for our patients undergoing mastectomy surgery, as well as affording new equipment for the department. We held a ‘Boogie Night’ in April 2018 which raised over £10,000, and went towards the refurbishment of Evergreen Suite and equipment to enhance our service provided.
In May 2021 we are planning to hold a ‘Breast Glitter Ball’ at the Holiday Inn Bolton, to raise funds to continue the support we provide for patients and staff.
We now offer an innovated post-surgery practice of 3D Medical Nipple tattooing. This is a new exciting service introduced November 2019. This is led by Breast Consultant, Mr Pikoulas, and Unit Manager Andrea McCann. For further information please contact 01204 390190.
Any queries / advise contact either;
Senior Sister Andrea McCann
Junior Sister Annette Trengove