Breast care services

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex we offer a range of breast care services that patients can access if they have breast symptoms or breast disease.

These services include clinics, screening, diagnostic services and non-surgical and surgical treatment for breast disease including breast cancer.

If you are paying for your own treatment, you don't need a GP referral. If your tests and treatment are being paid by your private medical insurer, you may need a referral letter from your GP.

Integrated care for patients with breast symptoms and disease

You can expect the following breast care services from Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood

  • Breast surgeon consultations every day Monday to Friday
  • 'Rapid results' breast clinics for patients with breast symptoms
  • Mammography, breast ultrasound, biopsy, breast MRI and CT scans
  • Breast cancer gene testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes in women with a strong family history of breast cancer
  • Surgery for benign and malignant breast disease, including sentinel node biopsy
  • Primary and secondary breast reconstruction including the 'DIEP flap' procedure
  • Chemotherapy, hormone therapy, management of lymphoedema
  • 24-hour patient support from specialist breast care and oncology (cancer) nurses
  • Unlimited follow-up care

If you would like more information or to book an appointment call our Treatment Enquiry Adviser on 01277 266 761.

Alex Edghill - Breast care Nurse Specialist

Alex Edghill is the Breast Care Nurse Specialist at Spire Hartswood Hospital and works with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to help them understand their diagnosis and treatment options.

Brenda Gosney - Lead Oncology Nurse

Brenda is the full time Lead Oncology Nurse at Spire Hartswood Hospital and leads a team of oncology nurses. Her team is available 24 hours a day, caring for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

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Breast Clinic

Come to our Breast Clinic and you could get your tests and results on the same day.*  We have evening weekday clinics available.

For more information or to book an appointment call our Treatment Enquiry Adviser on  01277 266 761 or complete our enquiry form.

* Subject to the type of test/procedure being undertaken.

Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for cancer services

Spire Hartswood Hospital was the first private hospital in the UK to be awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for both breast care and oncology services. Find out more about our accreditation for cancer services.

Inspire - peer support group run by our own patients

Spire Hartswood cancer patients run their own peer support group, called Inspire. Any current or previous patient of Spire Hartswood Hospital interested in joining the group should contact Alex Edghill on 01277 266 793 or email

Consultant breast surgeons

Offering out-patient tests, surgical treatment and follow-up care at Spire Hartswood Hospital:


Consultant plastic surgeons offering breast reconstruction

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