05/01/2023 | Press releases

First patients welcomed to Ipswich Hospital’s new Breast Care Centre

Ipswich Hospital’s brand new state-of-the-art Breast Care Centre has today (Thursday 5 January) welcomed its first patients.

A waiting room with blue, green and purple chairs

One of the waiting rooms in the new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital.

The breast screening team was the first to begin using the multi-million pound facility, with the clinics and imaging department moving in over the next few weeks.


The centre will transform the experience which patients have when they come to hospital by bringing all elements of breast care under one roof for the first time. As a result, patients will no longer need to walk backwards and forwards between departments, get dressed and undressed several times or spend a long time in waiting rooms.


Nick Hulme, Chief Executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which runs Ipswich Hospital, said: “This new centre will transform hospital visits for breast care patients. The care our clinical teams give to patients is outstanding and now we can provide an environment to match.”

clinic room

A clinic room in the new breast care centre


The new £5.3 million centre has been made possible thanks to a partnership between NHS funding from ESNEFT and a fundraising appeal called the Blossom Appeal by Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity.





A waiting room.

A waiting room in the breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital.

A corridor with doors on either side

A corridor in the new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital.

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