Combine the weekly shop with a mammogram as breast screening sets up at ASDA

RCHT’s Jenny Bailey (assistant practitioner) and Sue Tatham (senior radiographer) with ASDA colleagues at the mobile unit

RCHT’s Jenny Bailey (assistant practitioner) and Sue Tatham (senior radiographer) with ASDA colleagues at the mobile unit

First published in News

Combining the weekly shop with a mammogram appears to be a hit with the ladies of Falmouth and Penryn and the surrounding areas.

ASDA Penryn has welcomed the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust’s mobile breast screening unit to their car park for the next six months.

Jenny Bailey, assistant practitioner, said: “It’s been very positively received by the ladies. Many of them like the fact they can come and get screened and then pop into ASDA for their shopping or use the café.”

Emma Spouse, diagnostics lead at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, added: “The Trust is really grateful to ASDA Penryn for allowing us to use the space especially during the busy Christmas period. Mammograms are an important way to detect cancer early and give women a good chance of beating the disease.”

Bernadette Snow, ASDA Community Life, said: “ASDA is always keen on supporting its local communities and we recognise how important this screening service is. The store is pleased to be able to do its part in helping local women to beat cancer.”

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6:14pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Oscarolla says...

Do you have to make an appointment?
Do you have to make an appointment? Oscarolla
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7:14pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Oscarolla wrote:
Do you have to make an appointment?
I would think so, because I would think they need your records and need to know exactly who you are. When a mobile unit is parked in Helston hospital car-park it deals with pre booked appointments.
[quote][p][bold]Oscarolla[/bold] wrote: Do you have to make an appointment?[/p][/quote]I would think so, because I would think they need your records and need to know exactly who you are. When a mobile unit is parked in Helston hospital car-park it deals with pre booked appointments. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Why is it everytime someone asks a simple question on this website and anyone answers it to the best of their knowledge or belief, it gets thumbed down, ive noticed this lots of times, ive only recently commented but i have looked at comments for quite a while. If someone has any better answers or questions or comments then why not just say so. If you dont like comments why bother reading them. Seems a funny practice to me to thumb down questions, how does anyone learn anything if they dont ask questions. Cornwall seems a strange place to me.
Why is it everytime someone asks a simple question on this website and anyone answers it to the best of their knowledge or belief, it gets thumbed down, ive noticed this lots of times, ive only recently commented but i have looked at comments for quite a while. If someone has any better answers or questions or comments then why not just say so. If you dont like comments why bother reading them. Seems a funny practice to me to thumb down questions, how does anyone learn anything if they dont ask questions. Cornwall seems a strange place to me. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 5

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