WOMAN having breast biopsies at Royal Bournemouth Hospital will experience a more comfortable treatment thanks to a new adjustable chair.

Local breast cancer charity, Going for Bust, donated £7,320 to Bournemouth Hospital Charity to purchase the new chair for the hospital’s breast unit.

Natalie Dolan, senior radiographer, said: “The chair benefits patients by aiding in positioning for procedures such as breast biopsies and keeps them more comfortable throughout.

“It is also very beneficial for staff members using it as the electronic mechanisms help with our manual handling whilst preserving our posture and the chair is much more manoeuvrable for the different procedures we use it for.”

Lindsey Sturman, fundraising manager for Bournemouth Hospital Charity, said: “Going for Bust are amazing, they have previously donated £10,000 towards a new Breast Ultrasound Machine for the Unit in 2016 and a grant of over £23,000 last year to allow the hospital to purchase a new Dose Calibrator for SLN (sentinel lymph node) injections."

She added: “The brand new biopsy chair will be of great benefit to the breast patients who need it and is a great example of how hospital charities fund the items over and above what the NHS can afford to provide a more comfortable patient experience.”

Going for Bust opened its first shop committed to fundraising solely for breast cancer in 2013 and have since gone on to open a further 10 shops.