Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

In 2013, The Southmead Breast Care Centre was expanded to include the United Hospitals Bristol staff and patients.   The clinical teams are now working together to create a Centre of Excellence for breast care in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  The numbers will continue to grow in line with the increased awareness of breast disease, especially in younger women.

BUST is pleased to support the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase of new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £1,133,304 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.

Bristol 10k team have raised £10,000 for BUST

Bristol 10k team have raised £10,000 for BUST AN INCREDIBLE £10,000 has been raised so far for breast cancer sufferers by a team of runners who took part in the Bristol 10k.

The group, whose ages ranged from 15 to 62 took on the race in aid of local breast cancer charity Bust (Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust) , based at Southmead Hospital.

The organisation supports people with the illness as well as raising money to fund equipment and research.

Volunteer Liz Blakeborough said the final 3km on Sunday were the most challenging.

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BUST Committee members, supporters and medical staff at South-mead Hospital’s Breast Care Unit have celebrated their 5000 Euros prize for winning second place in the first European Pink Glove Dance contest.

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Aiming for our £1.5 million milestone

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The first patients are now being seen in the new Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital. Staff from the centre in the old Southmead Hospital building moved into their new Beaufort House home last week. Work on the refurbishment of the historic building is nearing completion ready to bring all breast care services for the Bristol area... read more


On Saturday 5th July there will be a Spinathon at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead, between 10.30 and 2.30pm.  Every hour people can spin for an hour and then donate money to BUST.  Debbie Miles and friend Jilly hope to cycle for the full 4 hours and will try to cycle 80 miles in that time.   The England Under 21 Captain... read more