We’re pitching up in pink for the Breast Care Unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, run by Doctor Sarah Nietz and her team of dedicated specialist nurses. They tirelessly provide access to quality breast care, regardless of geographical location and socioeconomic status. The unit sees up to 350 women with newly diagnosed breast cancer every year and provide a service to seven district hospitals from Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and even further afield. Patients from other provinces and all over Africa are also accommodated. On an annual basis, this hospital treats more than 200,000 patients!
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital also trains medical students, interns, medical officers, registrars and junior consultants in breast care making it a centre of excellence in this field. There is also a “Breast course 4 Nurses” programme to empower nurses in breast care.