BREAST SCREENING SERVICE SET TO RETURN!
Some fantastic news for Fleetwood ... the mobile breast screening service will be returning to the Town soon.
Following an amazing and passionate resident-led campaign this statement has been released:
Dr Sarah Hauxwell, Clinical Director for Core Clinical Services, and Lead Cancer Clinician, UHMBT, said: “The decisions around location of breast screening vans was made to ensure as many women as possible across the area had access to breast screening. We have continued to work with NHS England and Improvement as commissioners of the service, to secure an additional breast screening van."
“As a result, we are pleased to share that we will be providing a mobile breast screening service in Fleetwood from the end of March 2022 with appointments bookable at this site from 4 March."
“We would urge all women who are invited to make an appointment for breast screening to take up the important opportunity as soon as they can.”
Huge congratulations and thanks to local resident Carol Dickinson who raised the issue and set up the Facebook group Breast of friends Fleetwood and Wyre to galvanise support.
Cat Smith MP has been central to this outcome, campaigning locally and in Parliament, working on behalf of Fleetwood, and our own Dr Mark Spencer has been lobbying within the NHS for a change to the decision to cancel appointments in Fleetwood.
Just when we need some good news, this is wonderful and a huge tribute to the incredible spirit of the Fleetwood Community.
Well done EVERYONE!