Breast care services

The Breast Unit operates from two sites, Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) delivering a total of seven clinics each week.

There is also a Breast Care Nurse drop-in each Thursday between 2pm and 4pm in the Macmillan Unit at CRH.

Most patients are referred from their local GP for diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions. Referrals are also taken from the Pennine Breast Screening Unit to the patient's choice of hospital. 

Comprehensive multi-disciplinary breast services delivered include: 

  • Outpatient services operating on two sites for patients convenience
  • Patients are treated within multi-disciplinary clinical teams working to national guidelines.
  • Excellent peer review
  • 100% two week wait for fast track referrals
  • Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction
  • Nipple areola tattooing.
  • Sentinel node biopsy.
  • Neo-adjuvant /preoperative endocrine therapy and chemotherapy.
  • Access to new drugs through extensive clinical trials.
  • Family history screening
  • Genetics referral service
  • ‘Drop-in’ clinics available weekly
  • Support groups weekly
  • Support groups for metastatic patients
  • Prosthetic and bra fitting
  • Lymphoedema assessment and treatment
  • Counselling services
  • An all female in patients ward (Ward 4C)

Where to find us

Main out patient departments:

The Calderdale Royal Infirmary, Salterhebble Hill, Halifax. Tel 01422 357171

The Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley Huddersfield. Tel 01484 342000

There is also a Breast Care Nurse drop-in each Thursday between 2pm and 4pm in the Macmillan Unit at CRH.

Who to contact to find out more

Breast Care Nurses Offices:

Calderdale Royal Hospital: 01422 222722/23

Meet the team

Consultant Surgeons: Ms A. Waterworth, Mr N.K. Sharma, Ms S. Iqbal and Mrs W. Hamilton-Burke.

Breast Care Nurses: Julie Bottomley, Joyce Graham, Debbie Weavill, Carina Madden and Sue Booker.

NameSpecial InterestsInpatient Services (available at which site)Outpatient services (which sites and any outreach clinics)
Miss Shabana IqbalConsultant Breast SurgeonCurrently has no clinical or surgical dates.Currently has no clinical or surgical dates.
Mr Narinder SharmaConsultant Breast and Reconstructive SurgeonCRH Inpatient and Day Surgery

CRH Tuesday AM - new and follow up

CRH Tuesday PM - new patients ONLY

Ms Alison WaterworthConsultant Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon. MDT LeadCRH Inpatient and day surgery
HRI Day Surgery

CRH Wednesday AM - new and follow up (alt. weeks)

CRH Thursday AM - new family history, new symptomatic patients and follow up (alt. weeks)

CRH Friday AM - new and follow up

CRH Friday PM - new patients ONLY

Mrs Werbena Hamilton-BurkeConsultant Oncoplastic Breast & Reconstructive SurgeonOP Services

CRH Monday PM - new and follow up

HRI Wednesday AM - new patients ONLY

HRI Thursday - new patients ONLY (alt. weeks)

HRI Friday AM - follow up

Mrs J Graham

Special Interest Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Breast Care

Lead Nurse for MDT

OP Services

HRI Wednesday AM - new patient clinic for Mrs W Hamiltion-Burke

HRI Thursday - new patient and follow up for Oncology clinic with Dr Dent

HRI Friday - new patient clinic for Miss Waterworth

Mr Nick RhodesConsultant Plastic SurgeonHRI - Acre MillHRI Friday PM
Dr Christina BatzConsultant Radiologist  
Dr Simon DennisConsultant Radiologist  
Dr Jonathan JoffeConsultant Medical OncologistHRIHRI/CRH Thursday
Dr Jo DentConsultant Medical OncologistHRIHRI/CRH Thursday
Dr Mehmet SenConsultant Clinical OncologistHRI OP Friday 
Neil RobertsConsultant Clinical RadiographerHRI OP Friday AM 
Carolyn SmithMDT Co-ordinator  
Maureen OvertonCancer Services Manager  
Christopher ButtonLead Cancer Nurse  
Jason BushbyGeneral Manager for Surgery & Specialist Services  
Clare Barker

Secretary to all Breast Surgeons

01422 224042


Breast Care Nursing Team

Name & RoleEmailTelephone


Joyce Graham

Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Breast Care 


joyce.graham@cht.nhs.uk01422 22722 / 01422 222711


Julie Bottomley 

Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Breast Care


Julie.bottomley1@cht.nhs.uk01422 22723 / 01422 222711


Debbie Weavill 

Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care


Debbie.weavill@cht.nhs.uk01484 355525 / 01422 222711


Susan Booker

Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care


susan.booker@cht.nhs.uk01484 355524 / 01422 222711


Carina Madden

Breast Care Support Nurse


carina.madden@cht.nhs.uk01422 222721 / 01422 222711


Diane Crodden

Macmillan cancer Care Co-Ordinator


diane.crodden@cht.nhs.uk01484 355524 / 01422 222711


Heidi Thornton

Secretary to Breast care Nursing Team 


Heidi.thornton@cht.nhs.uk01422 222527