Tony Lloyd MP visits Victoria Unit

Date published: 09 November 2017

Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd made a visit to the Victoria Unit, which provides a breast clinic at The Royal Oldham Hospital, where he met with patients and staff, including the unit’s newly appointed consultant.

Mr Lloyd was greeted by Maria Bramley, the Breast Surgery Consultant who arranged the visit, and he was then introduced to Mohammed Absar, Consultant and Clinical Director for Breast Surgery, and Richard Tipney, Directorate Manager – Specialist Surgery (Breast and Maxillofacial Surgery).

The group went on to tour the Victoria Unit speaking with patients and staff and exploring the Unit’s facilities.

Mr LLoyd said: “Breast cancer used to be a major killer but the really good news is both with modern developments in medicine and with women and some men being prepared to come forward for early diagnosis we know that it can be treated. There are now many survivors of breast cancer and that’s the great news, but if in doubt always go and see your doctor. The work that is being done here at The Royal Oldham Hospital for the people across Greater Manchester truly is groundbreaking and many people will testify to that. You may know somebody near you who has been a beneficiary.”

Mr Absar said: “It was an honour to meet with Tony Lloyd MP for Rochdale and to show him some of the wonderful work we do here on a daily basis at The Victoria Unit. The staff and patients were pleased to meet him and he heard firsthand about the great work the staff are doing.”

The Victoria Unit provides a one stop breast clinic for patients with suspected breast cancer as well as other breast related problems, providing expert advice, and performing any tests that are required for patients.

The unit’s aim is to ensure that by the end of a patient’s first appointment, they will have been fully investigated, diagnosed and the results explained to them, with input provided by a multi-disciplinary team including breast care nurses, surgeons, oncologists and radiologists.

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.