Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals has benefitted from a new tranche of funding from Government to provide state of the art breast screening. This will allow more women to be screened earlier, improving outcomes for patients.
The Trust will benefit from new screening machines, utilising the latest technology as part of the continued upgrade works at the Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre.
This new funding from the Department of Health and Social Care will support investment in new equipment at Bath Street and an upgrade to the patient facilities within the existing mobile screening unit which will support a better patient experience. The Trust’s mobile unit is used flexibly to target areas which will most benefit from increased opportunities for screening and is currently sited in Halton. It also moves to four other sites in Helsby, and two sites in St Helens and Widnes.
Dr Furhan Razzaq, Consultant Radiologist and Director of Breast Screening said:
“We are delighted to have received this funding, enabling us to upgrade our static and mobile mammography units and we are looking forward to installing the new, state of the art static screening equipment at Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre in Warrington Town Centre once the building works are complete. This will enable us to provide a better, more efficient service which is excellent news for our patients”.
There will be no disruption to the mobile screening service, and it will be upgraded as part of routine maintenance and the new equipment at Bath Street is expected to be operational by Summer 2023.