12 October 2020

Helping 30,000 local patients

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our local community, we are absolutely delighted that the Breast Biopsy Appeal has reached the target of £350,000.

The appeal was launched in October 2018 and since then we have seen individuals, businesses, charitable trusts and local organisations all show amazing support. We have held our frugal fashion events, film screenings, quiz nights and painting parties. You have held bingo nights, paddock car displays and fitness challenges. Thank you to each and every one of you who has shown support for this appeal, we are staggered that in less than two years we have reached the target.

Your support means that the integrated breast unit at Wycombe hospital now has a second fully equipped, dedicated biopsy suite with 3D mammography technology. The equipment was installed in August and is already being used on patients to carry out targeted biopsies which will diagnose very small cancers at an early stage.

Dr Vaishali Gada, Consultant Radiologist, said: “Providing the very best care for our patients is at the heart of what we do. We are so thrilled that we now have a state of the art, dedicated biopsy suite that will improve the patient experience so much. We are very grateful to those that supported this appeal and made this happen for the breast department so quickly. You have, and will, continue to make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of patients for years to come, thank you.”

Neil Macdonald – Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust recently visited the new breast biopsy suite at Wycombe hospital and commented – ‘Fab job by the breast screening team – almost caught up with delayed scans from the first wave. Much helpful by significantly upgraded equipment courtesy of our friends at Scannappeal.’