Your appointment

Please bear in mind that due to the range of diagnostic tests we offer, your appointment may take up to three hours. Therefore it’s advisable to make appropriate arrangements regarding work, childcare or other commitments to allow for this. Refreshments are available from the café within the main entrance of the hospital but you may wish to bring some light refreshments with you and something to read.

To help you prepare for your appointment, we suggest that you don’t wear any deodorant except the clear 'roll-on' variety and that you wear a separate top with trousers or a skirt.

 Arriving for your appointment

On arrival at the unit please book in at reception where you will be greeted by one of our experienced reception staff and your personal details will be checked.

We recognise that this may be a stressful time for you and you are welcome to bring a partner, friend or relative with you to the appointment. 

Once you have checked in at reception you will be seen by a member of the Specialist Breast Care Team. The team includes surgeons, radiologists, radiographers, sonographers, breast care nurses and other clinic staff.

Test results

Your test results may be available at the end of your appointment. However, if a biopsy has been taken another appointment will be made, within one working week, to discuss the results and any next steps required.