Worcestershire Royal Hospital Breast Unit
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has officially opened the new Breast Cancer Haven at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s state of the art Breast Unit. Craigmyle consultant Geoff Howard worked for several years on the campaign to build and equip the unit which opened in 2016. Now the Haven can complement the work of the medical and surgical teams there.
The Haven service, which operates one day a week, provides support to help relieve the physical and emotional side effects of a worrying diagnosis. Counsellors and therapists are able to work alongside the medical team in the unit’s pleasant environment to provide emotional and practical support for people undergoing the stress and anxiety of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Speaking at the unveiling, the Countess, who is the President of Breast Cancer Haven’s guardian programme, said: ‘It really just helps any individual feel more confident about where they are and what has happened……for us to become more agile and to be actually providing this service here is really a dream for us.’
Photo with kind permission of Worcester News