Media Release Unifor Local 444


February 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Unifor Local 444 Supports Breast Health Centre at WRH

Windsor, ON.  The Windsor Regional Hospital Breast Health Centre, based at the Met Campus, had its waiting room refurbished as a result of the generosity of UNIFOR Local 444.  They will present their cheque in a brief recognition event on:

Date:               Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time:              11:00 a.m.
Location:        Ambulatory Clinic, First Floor South
                         Met Campus - Windsor Regional Hospital, 1995 Lens Avenue

The labour group held a fundraising event in 2016 where 3,000 cupcakes were sold through an initiative called, Cupcakes for Cupsake! 

The Breast Health Centre waiting room received new laminate flooring, repainting, hospital-grade seating and a flat screen television.   The waiting area is available for women who are scheduled for a mammogram or mammotone as part of their annual screening.

“This is a project that Unifor Local 444 took to “heart” and something the membership embraced on behalf of women requiring breast health care,” stated Frank Harshaw, Grievance Coordinator, Unifor Local 444.

The Windsor Regional Hospital Breast Health Centre provides expedited breast assessment service to the community.  The program is affiliated with Cancer Care Ontario and meets stringent quality standards and is continually evaluated against national and provincial performance measurements.  Residents of Windsor and Essex County are not only assured of timely biopsy and diagnosis of breast cancer but, if a suspicious finding is identified, rapid access to surgical consultation, surgery and, chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment is paramount.

When a pathologist confirms breast cancer, a biopsy is completed and an appointment is made within seven days for patients to see a surgeon performing the surgery. Surgery is performed within two weeks.  Upon developing the Breast Health Centre at Windsor Regional Hospital, patients are comforted in knowing what is happening next, that tests and appointments will be timely and that they are receiving the best care possible.  The process is continually reviewed to meet ongoing planning and quality improvements.

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For more information, contact:
Ron Foster, Executive Director, Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation
519-995-2482 (cell) /
ron.foster@wrh.on.ca 

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