Harlow women to be invited to attend breast screening service at St Margaret’s Hospital
General / Wed 10th Mar 2021 pm31 12:06pm
WOMEN in the Harlow area who are eligible for breast screening will receive an invitation letter asking them to call to schedule an appointment from this month (March), as breast screening recommences after pausing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Appointments will take place at a mobile unit based at St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping.
The service, run by The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, will be screening patients aged from 50-70, who are due for their three-yearly scan.
Strict social distancing measures are in place to ensure that Government guidelines are adhered to and that there is at least two metres between staff and patients at all times. Patients are asked to wear a face mask or covering when they enter the mobile breast unit, and any visitors are politely asked to wait in the car park whilst the appointment takes place. Staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). There are hand gel dispensers available on entry and exit.
All women eligible for screening and registered with a GP will receive a letter asking you to call to make an appointment to attend for your screening, with further details provided. However, women who wish to discuss being referred for screening or have any further questions can call 01992 560001.