A huge success - the Cardiff Chair makes the grade at Castle Hill Hospital's Breast Care Unit

13 June 2016

The breast care unit at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull recently took delivery of a new Cardiff Chair following a successful two week trial.

Developed by Knight Imaging in association with Breast Test Wales, the Cardiff Chair is a mobile, versatile, space saving innovation specially designed for use in Breast Imaging and Mammography departments. Used for both mammography patient positioning and during biopsy studies, the Cardiff Chair allows pre-induction, transport, treatment, stereotactic procedures, and recovery to be performed on the same unit. Thus improving case turn-around times and helping streamline patient care.

Karen Beadle, Acting Superintendent Radiographer at Castle Hill Hospital’s Breast Care Unit is very pleased with the department’s latest acquisition. She says: “Our department chose the Cardiff chair upon recommendation from Grimsby hospital. We run clinics there weekly, and staff felt that the chair was both user and patient friendly. After a fortnight’s trial we were very impressed and ordered our own.”

Since its introduction the chair has continued to meet expectations. “It has proved a huge success to date, and we haven’t encountered any issues or problems,” says Karen. “It is comfortable, easy to manoeuvre and complies with all of our health and safety and infection control protocols.”