The new unit, located next to the Women’s Hospital building, was procured via the ProCure Partnerships Framework, and will allow patients to receive all of their tests in one, purpose-built facility, making the experience less stressful and more comfortable.
Among the guests marking the ‘milestone’ were David Shannon, director of Strategy and Digital Development at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Caroline Osborne, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Graham Hughes, non-executive director at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Paul Gale, Divisional director at Tilbury Douglas. The latter said: “As the main contractor working on this important project, it was great to be able to mark such an important milestone as we officially start construction of the c.500 m2 facility, which will be based across two floors.”
Tilbury Douglas said: “The new unit will bring all the relevant services together, enabling patients to have their clinical examination, an ultrasound scan, a mammogram, a biopsy, a prosthesis fitting, an appointment with a doctor, and an appointment with a specialist nurse, all in one place.
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust General Charitable Fund is raising money for its Breast Cancer Unit Appeal.