Petition for Breast Care Unit in Malta
The Action For Breast Cancer Foundation Malta and Breast Care support Group Europa Donna have recently set up a petition for the provision of a full Breast Care Unit within Malta’s hospital.
These organisations have requested the Minister of Health and the Government Malta to initiate the process for a much needed unit, and for the Unit to be in place before the stipulated date of 2016 in the 4th EU guidelines for Quality Assurance in Breast Cancer Screening.
“We are requesting that the existing specialized Breast Care Team be given the facilities they need, including for diagnosis, and plans for surgery and treatments must be discussed within a multi-disciplinary team, in an environment suitable for the patient, within a Breast Care Unit.
The guidelines dedicate a whole chapter to the concept of a specialized breast unit. “We must all work hard together to achieve this,” the groups say.
Originally posted on 10 May 2012