Breast screening service to get its own unit in King’s Lynn hospital

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The hospital’s breast cancer screening unit will also be seeing some improvements in the coming months.

Chief executive Dorothy Hosein has announced that the service will be moving into its own area.

The Genito Urinary Medicine Unit will be left empty once services have transferred into an integrated contraception and sexual health services clinic at Vancouver House in County Court Road.

Mrs Hosein said: “Women get their scans and hear the results in really inadequate areas with curtains rather than in a room with privacy and dignity.

“If you are going to hear bad news, you need to get it in the right environment.

“We have agreed the space and are working on an estates plan to get that in place.”

Cambridgeshire Community NHS Trust is hoping to create a £350,000 sexual health and contraception clinic in the town centre.

The trust has been granted a tender to provide sexual health services in Norfolk with hubs opening in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

A change of use planning application has been submitted to West Norfolk Council and the clinic could open in the autumn. It asks for permission to provide five clinic rooms and a lab room.