The Blossom Appeal

Blossom Appeal funds new mammography chair for North Manchester General Hospital


The Blossom Appeal has donated £5,680 to buy a new mammography chair for North Manchester General Hospital.

The Wolverson 5010 Stereotactic Mammography Chair gives patients a much more comfortable experience when they are undergoing longer biopsy investigations, as it keeps them in a supportive position whilst they are having their various tests.

It can be adapted to suit a number of positions, helps with accurate positioning during procedures and is wipe clean for hospital hygiene.

Charity chairperson Iris David said: “We raise funds specifically to buy this sort of equipment which the NHS may not be able to afford but which nevertheless helps to make a patient’s cancer journey that bit more dignified and comfortable. Patients need to be positioned and keep that position during their investigation which sometimes can be very difficult.  This mammography chair enables the patient to maintain the necessary position in a supportive way.”

The Blossom Appeal is an independent charity which raises money for the breast cancer care units at the Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.

The funds raised are used to provide better facilities for patients, including new equipment and complementary therapy sessions, such as aromatherapy massages, acupuncture and make-over days.  It has raised over £200,000 for the breast care units since its launch in 2000.