A message from our Trustees

Changes to our services

The Trustees, Rose Cunningham and the Fundraising Committee sadly have to announce that the East Kent Unit for Breast Screening has to formally close.

As we are no longer able to provide screenings this changes our charitable status and we can no longer continue as EKUBS.

Fundraising was always to subsidise mammograms and purchase equipment that was required by the Breast Screening Units at our local hospitals, for the benefit of the ladies of East Kent.

Under our constitution we will, after consultation with our stakeholders, be donating the funds we hold to another Breast Charity.

We thank every single person that has donated to our charity and so regret that closure has forced us to this point.

So many can look back with gratitude and fondness for the “Peace of Mind” that was given to them when using our service. This was only achieved by the amazing hard work of Rose and her team for so many years.

Queries and concerns

We ask that in future you contact the Breast Cancer Now charity who will be able to help you with any queries that you may have. They can offer up to date information and reassurance from their trained professionals at breastcancernow.org or 0808 800 6000.

If you have any breast symptoms that concern you, please contact your doctor or surgery nurse.

We, like you, have been disappointed that after such a long time we are unable to continue to offer screening mammograms and we have to accept this however difficult it is going to be.

Penny will be contactable at 0845 266 6609 or info@ekubs.org.uk to answer your questions and talk things through until 1st June 2023 as we are aware that this news will leave many of you with concerns.

The Trustees
East Kent Unit for Breast Screening