Breastcare Services

Breastcare Services



After six months of operation it is timely to update on the Southern DHB Breast Care Service (SBC) Dunedin site.  The service is settling in well and providing a good service to patients.


Since the change of provider of Breast Screening Aotearoa to Pacific Radiology Group the Southern DHB has continued to provide specialist assessment and care through Breast Care Service.  The Breast Care Service manages referrals for people with symptoms and signs of breast disease, including those found from the breast screening programme.


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.


Staffing includes three specialist surgeons Mr Michael Landmann, Mr Graeme Millar and Dr Simone Petrich and three breast care nurses Glenys Mitchell (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Mary Grant and Janine Tallentire.  The clerical support member holding the team together is Kelly Curtis.



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


                       Breast Care Nurse


Invercargill     Tel: 03 214 8926

                        Fax: 03 214 8927




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