The Sun­shine Coast Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Breast Clinic

The clinic has an Aus­tralian-first mam­mog­ra­phy in­for­ma­tion sys­tem.

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The Sun­shine Coast Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal’s Breast Clinic is a multi-dis­ci­plinary fa­cil­ity of­fer­ing an op­ti­mal en­vi­ron­ment for the di­ag­no­sis of all breast prob­lems as well as pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion, re­fer­ral and sup­port for all women who have con­cerns about their breasts. Mod­elled on The Wes­ley Hos­pi­tal’s renowned Breast Clinic in Bris­bane, Sun­shine Coast women no longer need to travel to Bris­bane to ac­cess sim­i­lar ser­vices. A state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity pur­pose-built on­site,The Sun­shine Coast Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal in Bud­erim fea­tures the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment, in­clud­ing 3D mam­mog­ra­phy, ul­tra­sounds and an Aus­tralian-first mam­mog­ra­phy in­for­ma­tion sys­tem. The clinic also pro­vides women with peace of mind on the day they visit so they can leave know­ing where the stand, rather than ner­vously wait­ing for a call a few days later. In all its ac­tiv­i­ties, the Breast Clinic seeks to work in close co­op­er­a­tion with med­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers in­volved in the care of those who at­tend. If re­quested by the re­fer­ring doc­tor, the Breast Clinic will as­sist with re­fer­ral for on­go­ing man­age­ment. The Breast Clinic opened in March 2015, and by Septem­ber 2015 the Clinic took on ad­min­is­ter­ing the Cindy Macken­zie Breast Can­cer Pro­gram, which was es­tab­lished in 2008. The pro­gram is now in its 10th year, and The Sun­shine Coast Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal Breast Clinic en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to get be­hind its lo­cal breast can­cer ap­peal this Oc­to­ber and sup­port the Cindy Macken­zie Breast Can­cer Pro­gram’s 2017 PINKUp for PINK­TO­BER® cam­paign. Visit sun­shinecoasthos­pi­tal.com.au for more in­for­ma­tion on the Breast Clinic or call 5430 3375 to book an ap­point­ment for a breast care check-up.

Photo: Iain Curry / SCD

Clin­i­cal nurse man­ager and breast care nurse Joanne Ri­cardi.

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