Musgrove Park’s pink chair helps raise awareness of breast cancer

Musgrove Park Hospital has chosen a custom-made Cardiff Chair for its busy breast care centre. Part of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, the centre provides a diagnostic and therapeutic service, breast surgery and a Breast Cancer Family History Service.

The bright pink Cardiff Chair from Knight Imaging was chosen by the breast screening team to match the department’s pink theme, which is the breast cancer awareness colour.

Superintendent radiographer Lesley Stephenson said: “We are really happy with the Cardiff Chair, especially as we were able to choose it in pink. It is used on a daily basis for breast biopsies within the breast care centre. With the Cardiff Chair you can either sit patients up or lay them down for biopsies, which puts them more at ease and ensures they are comfortable throughout the biopsy process. The chair is multi-purpose as we also transport patients out of a wheelchair into the Cardiff Chair for easy positioning of mammograms. This is especially useful for patients who are unsteady on their feet. The service from Knight Imaging has been great.”

The purpose-built mammography chair is fully adjustable, battery- powered and has motorised height adjustment.

Picture: Musgrove Park’s chair matches the department’s colour scheme.

Published on page 18 of the May 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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