With the support of Blue Skies/Hint of Pink charity funding, the Breast Care Centre opened its doors to patients from Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde in 2010.

Approximately 5,000 new patients per year access our services. The majority of patients are referred to us by their GP and are seen within two weeks, meeting the national guidelines.

Patients are treated within a multi-disciplinary team, working to national guidelines.

Consultant Breast Surgeons

Mr Pasupathy Kiruparan

Trust consultant breast and general surgeon

Sub speciality:Breast and endocrine

Background:Working as consultant breast and general surgeon at BVH since August 2002. Qualified in 1985 MBBS University of Colombo Sri Lanka.

Qualifications:MBBS (Sri Lanka)LRCP (London)MCRS (England)FRCS (England)FRCS (Edinburgh)

Former lead of breast surgery.

Hon teacher, Liverpool University.

Mr Debasish Debnath

Consultant breast and oncoplastic surgeon.

Background:Specialist registrar training rotation (general surgery) in London. Breast Fellowship in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Working as consultant breast and oncoplastic surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since February 2014.

Qualifications:MBBS (Calcutta)Diplomate of National Board (New Delhi)MS (Calcutta)FRCS (Edinburgh)FRCS (Glasgow)FRCS (England)PG CertMedEd (Dundee)MD (Aberdeen)FRCSGen (UK Intercollegiate Board)

Current lead of breast surgery, surgical research and audit

Mr Adrian McKenna

Consultant breast surgeon

Consultant Radiologists

Dr Janet Stringfellow

Dr Nirmali Dutta


I am currently a consultant radiologist at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I am a GMC approved trainer, and an educational and clinical supervisor.

I received my primary qualification from Dibrugarh University, India, following which I underwent my radiology training from University of Mumbai, India and completed my DNB in Radiodiagnosis from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India. Thereafter I received my fellowship from the Royal College of Radiologists, UK. I am a member of the Royal College of Radiologists, European Society of Radiology, British Society of Urogenital Radiology and British Society of Breast Radiologists.

I am an experienced radiologist in the practice of clinical radiology, including general radiology, CT, MRI, mammography and ultrasound. My subspecialty interests include breast imaging, gynaecological imaging and cross-sectional body imaging.

Breast Care Nurses

Lynette Bracegirdle

Sarah Wilkinson

Anna Louise Carter

The breast care nursing team provide a supportive nursing service for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.


Pauline Traynor – Superintendent mammographer

Joanne Peacock – Advanced practitioner

Lauren Jones – Advanced practitioner

Judith Fishwick – Mammographer

Rachel Andrew – Mammographer

Elaine Symons – Mammographer

Our services include:

  • Rapid assessment clinic
  • Follow-up clinics
  • Patient-led follow-ups
  • Breast reconstruction service (immediate/delayed)
  • Family history assessment clinic
  • including genetic referral service
  • Prosthetic advice and fitting service
  • Access to psychology support services for cancer patients
  • Access to complementary therapy services
  • Access to Macmillan information
  • Access to lymphoedema service

We want to provide the best possible experience we can for our patients, their relatives and carers when they visit the Breast Care Centre.

To do this, we are keen to hear from you about what you thought went well and what we could do better in the future. Please tell us about your treatment, by filling in one of our NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) surveys today by clicking the link below:

Our Address:
Rose Reception
Breast Care Centre
Blackpool Victoria Hospital
Whinney Heys Road

Where to find us:
On arrival to the hospital main entrance (opposite multi storey car park), proceed up the escalators and continue down the long main corridor until you reach the end. Exit the sliding door located on the right, into the car park. Follow the building round to the left where you will see the Breast Care Centre entrance. The unit is located upstairs, accessible by stairs and lift.

Useful Telephone numbers:

  • Switchboard: 01253 300000
  • General appointments: 01253 953540
  • New/fast-track appointments: 01253 952834
  • Secretary to breast consultants: 01253 953813
  • Secretary to the family history service: 01253 953493
  • Mammography: 01253 956789
  • Secretary to radiology: 01253 953870
  • Surgical appliances: 01253 955297
  • Secretary to breast care nurses: 01253 953493
  • Patient lead co-ordinator: 01253 952453

Below are a list of website links that provide additional useful information:

Please note that the Trust is not responsible for the content of these sites.