Breastcare Services

Breastcare Services

 

Introduction

The Breast Care Service (on the Dunedin site) has a “one day work-up” of patients who have been referred, which is efficient and patient-friendly.  Results are provided in a more timely fashion and the amount of travel for appointments reduced.

One-day work-up includes clinical assessment by the surgical team with appropriate imaging and any required laboratory samples to enable accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.  Patients will then be booked for other procedures if necessary.

Please use the one page Breast Care Services GP referral form to enable the Breast Care Service to accurately triage referrals. An electronic copy will be available through the PHO link.

Please send referrals to the breast care nurse at the appropriate location.

Patients with suspected breast abscess ideally should be discussed with breast team (surgeon or registrar) and if appropriate imaging arranged by contacting nurses in BCS.  Out of hours radiology can contacted directly by the specialist.

 

   

Locations

Dunedin Hospital, 201 Great King St

  • Ground floor, main hospital

Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill

  • Breast Care Facility
   

Contact Details

Dunedin        Tel: 03 470 9405

                       Fax: 03 470 9514

                  

Invercargill     Tel: 03 214 8926

                        Fax: 03 214 8927

               

   

Links

Breast screening - Time to screen