New Patient Clinics
The Thirlestaine Breast Centre, Cheltenham is for women and men who have been referred by their GP with breast pain, lumps and/or bumps, breast changes or discharge.
Patients are usually over the age of 16 year of age, although we also see children.
With 7 Consultants, the Clinic runs every day of the week at the Thirelstaine Breast Centre. The clinics are supported by Breast Care Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
At your first appointment, if appropriate you would usually have a mammogram, potentially alongside an ultrasound scan and possibly a biopsy, all performed on that same day. This can mean you will be present at the Clinic for up to 2 hours. We welcome and encourage you to bring someone with you during this time.
You will then be seen by a Breast Care Consultant, again all on the same day, and offered an appointment which will be around 2 weeks later for your results.
If further tests, for example an MRI scan, are required, they cannot be done on the same day and you would need to return at a later date.
Follow up clinics:
Follow up clinics are held in Thirlestaine Breast Centre, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Stroud Hospital and Lydney Hospital.
Inpatient and Day Case Services are based at:
Cheltenham General Hospital - Snowshill Ward and Chedworth Surgical Admissions
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital – Ward 2A and Surgical Admissions Suite
Stroud General Hospital – Princess Ann Ward (Day Cases only)
Thirlestaine Breast Centre,
Telephone 0300 422 3785/3751
Fax 01242 696920
Open Monday – Friday 8.45am – 4pm