Hos­pi­tal has ap­peal ma­chine

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

Dig­i­tal equip­ment for breast can­cer screen­ing is now in­stalled at The Wil­liam Harvey hos­pi­tal thanks to a three­year ap­peal.

The East Kent Breast Can­cer Mam­mog­ra­phy Ap­peal reached its £1 mil­lion tar­get to pay for ma­chines at east Kent’s three acute hos­pi­tals.

The equip­ment gives quicker, clearer breast im­ages, help­ing en­sure faster di­ag­no­sis. Do­na­tions were made by many or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als, many of whose fam­i­lies have been af­fected.

Ap­peal chair­man Jean By­ers said: “There have been some won­der­ful events or­gan­ised and some breath­tak­ing do­na­tions, with­out which we would not have reached the clo­sure tar­get on time.”

The ap­peal has closed but sup­port­ers will con­tinue events for on-go­ing sup­port for the breast can­cer ser­vice.

Any­one wish­ing to help can con­tact Ru­pert Wil­liamson on 01227 868748.

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