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Sunshine Coast Breast Clinic celebrates first anniversary

16-03-2016

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s Breast Clinic celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

A Sunshine Coast first, the $2 million Breast Clinic offers same-day screening and diagnosis of all breast symptoms at its Buderim site.

Almost 2000 local women have utilised the service since it opened its doors. Monthly patient experience surveys have routinely rated the service at 99 per cent for overall patient satisfaction.

Breast Clinic Director, Dr Debbie Pfeiffer, said the Breast Clinic’s clients appreciated the fact they can now access a comprehensive breast service locally.

“There is no doubt that we all live busy lives. I think our patients feel comfortable in the environment we have created for them here and for most, they walk away with complete peace-of-mind until their next appointment,” Dr Pfeiffer said.

“For those that don’t receive good news, they receive immediate advice and support, and prompt referral for treatment options – during what is a dark time, they are not left in the dark in terms of information and education about the crucial next steps. They are not left wondering ‘What next?’ for days or even weeks,” she said.

The state-of-the-art facility features the latest technology and equipment, including 3D mammography and high-resolution ultrasound.

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s General Manager, Wallis Westbrook, said the Breast Clinic continues the hospital’s commitment to providing much-needed services locally.

“Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Australia and we know early detection is key,” Mr Westbrook said.

“I’m so proud our Breast Clinic and its state-of-the-art technology is improving detection rates for local patients and giving them the best chance of living a long and healthy life,” he said.

The hospital will hold an official dedication of the Breast Clinic on Tuesday 29 March and offer its thoughts, prayers and blessings to those who visit the facility.

The Breast Clinic’s new artwork, which is situated in the patient waiting room, will also be dedicated as part of the service. The beautiful piece features words of inspiration and solidarity from many of the Breast Clinic’s supporters.

The hospital will be hosting a tour of its Breast Clinic at 6pm on Tuesday 5 April. If you would like to register for the tour and see the facility in person, please phone the Breast Clinic on 5452 0500 or visit www.sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/breastclinic

Women who have no increased risk of breast cancer can request a screening appointment by phoning the Breast Clinic directly on 07 5452 0500. Women who have a breast symptom, or who require a screening breast ultrasound, require a referral from their doctor.

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital has been serving the community for 35 years and is part of Uniting Care Health - one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland which operates almost 1000 licensed beds across four hospitals.

To help the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital continue to help provide our community with the level of care they deserve, please visit our website for more information on how you can support us: http://sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/community/make-a-donation.