University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay
The Breast Screening Unit at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal in Cumbria, has been extensively refurbished for the benefit of the local community.
Building services work included modifications to existing heating, ventilation, domestic and above ground drainage systems.
Residents have described the unit as “wonderful”, “efficient”, “professional” and “fantastic”.
The unit has a refurbished and expanded breast screening room with state-of-the-art scanning technology which offers high image quality and 3D imaging. The waiting area has been expanded, and in response to feedback from our service users, people can now get changed in the screening room itself, which is more private and quicker for anyone having a mammogram.
Mood lighting has also been installed to offer a more relaxed environment for people using the unit.
Emily Brooks, Head of Breast Screening for the service, said: “This is very much a community-orientated service, and we want local people to feel at home here.”
survey feedback from their service users is 99% positive and say they are committed to continuing to improve their service for everyone.
They see around 50 people per day at Westmorland General Hospital and their mammographers are all female.
Murrays has also recently been awarded the contract for further minor works to include rerouting and amending existing services to accommodate a new infant feeding area.