Cheltenham General Hospital


Thirlestaine Road,, Cheltenham

GL53 7AS

The team at our Breast Centre provide compassionate, excellent care to patients who have been referred for an appointment.

The Thirlestaine Breast Centre, Cheltenham is for women and men who have been referred by their GP with breast pain, lumps and/or bumps, breast changes or discharge.

Clinics are run by consultants, supported by Breast Care Nurses and Nurse Practitioners and involve other specialist practitioners such as radiographers.

At your first appointment, if appropriate you would usually have a mammogram, potentially alongside an ultrasound scan and possibly a biopsy, all performed on that same day. This can mean you will be present at the Clinic for up to two hours. We welcome and encourage you to bring someone with you during this time.

You will then be seen by a Breast Care Consultant, again all on the same day, and offered an appointment (which will be around two weeks later) for your results. If further tests, for example an MRI scan, are required, they cannot be done on the same day and you would need to return at a later date.

Useful information

The Centre is located in Cheltenham, just five minutes walk from the main hospital site. A limited amount of parking is available, but patients may also wish to park in one of the main hospital car parks and walk up College Lawn to Thirlestaine Road.

Telephone numbers: 0300 422 3786 and 0300 422 3751