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Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has an established Breast Service. There are two Consultant Surgeons, two Consultant radiologists and a Radiology team who specialises in Breast diseases.

They are supported by an experienced team of Specialist Histopathologists, Breast Care Nurses, Radiographers, Advanced clinical practitioner, Nursing and Medical staff.

The team provide a full range of services for the investigation and treatment of breast cancer and some benign conditions. This includes symptomatic problems and interventions for women who have attended the NHS Breast Screening Service.

Location Richardson Suite, Zone A
Contact 01535 292834

The Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)/ Breast Care Nurses

A Breast Care Nurse is a qualified nurse who has specialist training in breast cancer care and who works as part of the breast care team based within the hospital.

They are skilled in advising you regarding breast screening, breast disease and treatment options and can provide you with practical information and support in all aspects of breast cancer care.

They are able to provide continuing support to you, your partner and your family if you have, or fear you may have breast cancer.

They will be able to put you in touch with local support groups and voluntary agencies.

They will be happy for you to contact them to discuss anything you feel is important to you and will treat anything you discuss as confidential.

The breast care nursing team provide a link and point of contact for you and your family and are your designated key worker.

We are located on the Richardson Clinic Location A17.

The team consists of:

  • Lorraine Meier Lead CNS
  • Denise Parker CNS
  • Emma Procter CNS
  • Claire Pipkin, Breast Care Nurse

They are contactable on 01535 292903 or agh.breastcarenurses@nhs.net

Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm

Cancer Care Co-Ordinator

The Cancer Care coordinator (CCC) works as part of the cancer care team alongside registered practitioners to help improve care for people with cancer, helping patients to self-manage and lead as healthy lives as possible. The CCC is not a qualified clinician but is trained and experienced in supporting people with a cancer diagnosis.

CCC’s can offer practical and emotional support, sign posting, and information about lifestyle changes, such as diet, physical activity, benefits referrals, and local support available.

Our Cancer Care Co-Ordinator is: Kathryn Hardwick

She is contactable on 01535 292903 or agh.breastcarenurses@nhs.net

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am – 4pm.

Prosthetic Clinics

We provide a weekly prosthetic clinic for the fitting of breast prosthesis for patients who have had previous surgery at the trust. If you have had surgery at another hospital your GP can refer you into the clinic.

If you would like an appointment, please ring Nancy Berry on 01535 292758, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Useful Resources

Breast cancer Now  www.breastcancernow.org  0808 800 6000

Macmillan www.macmillian.org.uk 0808 808 0000

Cancer Support Yorkshire www.cancersupportyorkshire.org.uk  01274 776688

Maggie’s Yorkshire www.maggies.org    0113 4578364