New breast care unit

Radiologist Dr Ian Glaves, right, opens the new mammography unit at Scarborough Hospital named after him, as he retires this week. Looking on are his colleagues, Carole Wittering, left,Tracey Reavley, clinical image support workers, Annette Collinson(back), Ann Ware, senior radiologists, James Hayward, director of facilities, Edwina Norland, clinical manager radiology, and Dr Ian Renwick, consultant radiologist and head of rediology department. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115216a 29/12/11
Radiologist Dr Ian Glaves, right, opens the new mammography unit at Scarborough Hospital named after him, as he retires this week. Looking on are his colleagues, Carole Wittering, left,Tracey Reavley, clinical image support workers, Annette Collinson(back), Ann Ware, senior radiologists, James Hayward, director of facilities, Edwina Norland, clinical manager radiology, and Dr Ian Renwick, consultant radiologist and head of rediology department. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115216a 29/12/11

A NEW mammography suite at Scarborough Hospital has had its official opening ceremony.

The unit has been named after radiologist Ian Glaves, who retired in December.

The suite, which is located next to the radiology department, features a new digital mammography machine which is used for breast scans.

It will not just be used for females, but also males, as breast cancer can also sometimes be found in men.

The newly created suite also has a private changing area and has an ultrasound room next door.

Some breast care services were temporarily moved to York Hospital while the new suite was being created.

The improvement work forms part of a major building and refurbishment programme at Scarborough Hospital, which has also seen major changes in departments such as endoscopy and Accident and Emergency.

The hospital’s main reception is also in the middle of a major overhaul.