Breast Health

We are the leading specialists in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment for breast conditions in Queensland. Our specialist team is here to support and care for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and other breast conditions.

To deliver the best treatment for your needs we will work with you to develop and implement an individual care plan using the most advanced technology, equipment and comprehensive services.

We strive to continuously improve patient care through ongoing research and education in specialised breast health.

Conditions treated

We provide personalised care and advanced treatment for general and complex breast health conditions, these include:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Acute mastitis or abscess
  • Suspicious breast conditions
  • Suspicious imaging or biopsy
    • Blood stained nipple discharge
    • Rapidly enlarging solid lesion
    • Solid lump with suspicious features
  • Benign breast problems
    • Breast pain or tenderness
    • Nipple discharge
    • Benign breast lump
    • Cyst
  • Gynaecomastia

Our services

We have a range of services to treat patients individual breast health conditions, these include.

  • Breast and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Support services
    • Physiotherapists offer specialist care for patients, in particular patients with upper limb lymphoedema.
    • Clinical Psychologists provide counselling and emotional support to you and your family
    • Clinical Nurses specialising in breast health who will have close contact to you and your family during all phases of care.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

BreastScreen Queensland

For routine mammograms and screening, contact BreastScreen Queensland directly for an appointment. BreastScreen services are not offered at the hospital.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
Breast Health referral guidelines

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

Health professionals:
More information

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Breast Health Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • A smart phone, tablet or laptop, connecting earphones and chargers so you can connect to the free MetroNorth-PatientWiFi and access entertainment. Televisions may not be available for use.
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you


Contact us

Gynaecology Outpatients and Centre for Breast Health
Location: Ground Floor, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 6830
Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Breast Health referral guidelines.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline:
1300 364 938

Health professionals

Breast Health is one of the major tertiary or complex referral centres for the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in Queensland.

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