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Barts Cancer Centre of Excellence Appeal

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Barts Cancer Centre of Excellence Appeal

On Thursday 21 October 2004, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester officially opened Barts and The London Breast Care Centre.  The Centre has been created by transforming the West Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital into a state-of-the-art breast screening and diagnostic unit.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Radiographer Joanne Francis inspect one of the digital mammography machines
HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Radiographer Joanne Francis inspect one of the digital mammography machines

The project was funded by the £13 million Barts Cancer Centre of Excellence Appeal, launched in 2000.  Funds raised enabled the installation of the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment, modern and practical consulting and counselling rooms, a hi-tech conference and teaching facility and a well-equipped patient resource centre offering information and advice. In addition, donations have been used to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere, through attractive decor, comfortable furnishings and the installation of original art, all of which help to ease patients’ anxiety and encourage feelings of calm and well-being.

With the generous support of successive Lord Mayors of the City of London (Alderman Sir David Howard in 2000/01 and Alderman Sir Michael Oliver in 2001/02), St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Charitable Foundation, individuals, charitable foundations, companies and City institutions - the vision of a world class cancer centre in the heart of the City of London has become a reality.


Barts and The London Breast Care Fund

The light and airy, patient-friendly Ground Floor Waiting Room in the new Breast Care Centre
The light and airy, patient-friendly Ground Floor Waiting Room in the new Breast Care Centre

We would like to keep those supporters who have generously donated to the Cancer Centre of Excellence Appeal informed of the Centre’s progress and development in the future.

The Breast Care Fund will offer supporters the opportunity to continue to enhance the work of the Breast Care team. A newsletter and Annual Open Evening are also planned with full details to follow in the New Year.

For further information please contact Kate Jarman at the Appeal Office on tel 020 7618 1723 or via e-mail kate.jarman@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk