New Rose Centre OpensSouth West London Breast Screening Service is moving.
From October 2011 the South West London Breast Screening Service will be based in a brand new unit called ‘The Rose Centre,’ on the St George’s Hospital site.
Our telephone number will remain the same 020 8725 2723. After 20 years the Breast Screening Service for South West London will be moving from The Duchess of Kent Unit to a new state of the art premises called The Rose Centre, also on the St George’s Hospital Site.
The Rose Centre will have a purpose built suite for screening women local to St George’s Hospital. It will also have a dedicated breast diagnostic unit for women from South West London who require further investigations following screening and for those women referred to the St George’s Symptomatic Breast Unit.
The Rose Centre has been named after the breast cancer researcher and advocate of women’s choice, Rose Kushner. A public campaign to name the new breast diagnostic unit at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, attracted nearly 400 votes, of which more that 50% were for the ‘Rose Centre.’
We are also proud to announce that the current screening units at Robin Hood Lane Health Centre, Edridge Road Community Health Centre, Allders Department Store, and Teddington Memorial Hospital will be fitted with state of the art digital mammography equipment. We are also planning to use established digital equipment at Queen Mary’s Hospital and Kingston Hospital.
“This is really positive for women in South West London. This will be a sophisticated unit, providing women with a modern, high-quality and efficient screening and diagnostic service, in a calm and caring environment. The quality of care at the South West London Breast Screening Service has always been of the highest standard and the new environment will ensure that women benefit from the best possible services in a building designed for the purpose.”
“Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment and this unit will provide all the tests women need in one place at one time, and give them their results quickly. This will help reduce anxiety for women and allow the team to fully investigate any problems more efficiently.
Dr Louise Wilkinson (Director of Breast Screening)