Breast Cancer Haven opens its sixth regional centre in Solihull this week. The new centre will offer emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer in the region. Our services are free of charge and there is no need for a doctors referral.  

If you, of anyone you know has been affected by breast cancer, please get in touch with our Front Desk Team to make an appointment. 

We have had a number of opening events throughout the week, inviting local community members and health professionals, as well as MPs Caroline Spelman and Julian Knight. Mayor of West Midlands, Andy Street officially opened the centre and also in attendance was Anna Bartle, VP of The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland’s Breast Cancer Campaign,who have given a £25,000 donation to create the Evelyn H Lauder Garden at the centre.

 Breast Cancer Haven’s CEO, Pamela Healy, OBE explains why this area was chosen:

The West Midlands was selected as the location for our new centre due to the incidence of breast cancer patients compared with other areas that our clinical team evaluated. We know that we have a service that is so often life changing for people who are going through the toughest time of their lives. With 2,500 people within a 35-mile radius of Solihull told every year that they have breast cancer, we can now offer them our vital support services from this stunning new centre.”

  

The plans for a Breast Cancer Haven in the West Midlands have been warmly welcomed by health professionals in the region. Mr Bala, Consultant Breast and General Surgeon, Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust, said:

Our breast care services at Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals recognise that Breast Cancer Haven will be able to provide valuable additional support for people affected by breast cancer to help them in coping with the effects of both diagnosis and treatments and helping individuals adjust to life after their hospital care is complete. We look forward to welcoming the service into our area and being able to signpost and refer patients to access this extra support.

The purchase, refurbishment and redevelopment of the Breast Cancer Haven’s sixth regional centre is fully funded - thanks to generous government funding of £2.5 million - this is only the start. Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands now needs to raise more than £600,000 annually to ensure the centre can deliver and sustain its running costs. Anyone – including trusts, foundations, companies and individuals – who would like to get involved with the future of Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands should contact Amanda Elliott, Fundraising Manager on [email protected]