Excellent patient care,
Leadership in research
Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Southmead Hospital Breast Care Centre.
The Southmead Breast Care Centre has more than 12,000 outpatient appointments a year, including a number of men. It was established as the first Centre of its kind in the South West and has twice been awarded the prestigious Charter Mark to recognise the excellent service it provides. The Centre was a leader in the establishment of “One Stop Clinics” where patients with suspected breast disease have diagnostic tests performed during a clinic, enabling most of them to receive the results before they go home.
The 2006 report of the NHS National Cancer Peer Review Programme shows that the reviewers were extremely impressed with the Southmead Breast Care Team and its commitment to sustained service improvement.
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 Digital Mammography, before it is available through the NHS.
Since 1991, BUST has spent £1,000,000 on equipment and resources to support innovation at the Southmead Breast Care Centre. Our where your money’s gone page shows how it has been spent.
READ OUR BLOG here
Please consider raising money for BUST to help us to support the work of the Southmead Breast Care Centre to continue improving care for people in the Bristol area with breast disease.
You can find some suggestions on our how to support us page
We are looking for some committed, enthusiastic new committee members. If you are interested in joining us, telephone 0117 9566522 or 07712114774 for an informal chat.
Mr Simon Cawthorn Consultant Surgeon, Breast Care Centre, Southmead Hospital
“I would like to thank BUST and its dedicated supporters for their work. BUST’s contribution to the provision of resources and equipment at the Southmead Breast Care Centre has made diagnosis easier and more effective, enabling us to deliver results quickly in a friendly and comfortable environment.
BUST is a member of a group of patients and members of the public supporting plans to integrate the Bristol Breast Teams (Southmead, BRI and Avon Breast Screening) at Southmead Hospital by 2014 to provide a Centre of Excellence for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. BUST and the other members of the group are doing an excellent job to ensure patient and public views are represented”
More tea and cake? Bumper sum raised at sale.2013-04-30
BUST 10k Group Photograph – 0800 Sunday 5th May 20132013-04-30
Laura Goodchild is running for BUST to support the Southmead Breast Care Centre2013-04-30
Spring Newsletter and Members Meeting.2013-04-05