Welcome to BUST, the Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust, the Bristol based charity founded by patients for patients to support the work of the Bristol Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.

Latest news and updates

A huge thank you to members of the staff community at Badminton School who participated in the Bristol 10K in support of BUST and raised £1,125!  We are so grateful! read more

Congratulations to James Taylor who recently undertook the "Couch to 3 Marathon's for BUST- raising money for the Breast Cancer Service in Bristol and Weston" and raised £645!  He completed the London marathon in just over 5 hours. He hadn't run before November 2023 so it was a very challenging event with some difficult... read more

EXCITING NEWS!!! - 12 January 2024

BUST are pleased to announce that your donations have paid for a new MRI scanner at Cossham Hospital! The scanner was officially opened on 9 January by Peaches Golding OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.  The state-of-the-art Siemens MAGNETOM Vida 3T MRI scanner will increase capacity for scanning outpatients, prioritising... read more

donations so far

£2,000,000+

Aiming to Purchase an MRI Scanner

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About BUST

 

About Bust

In 2013, The Southmead Breast Care Centre was expanded to include the United Hospitals Bristol staff and patients.   The clinical teams are now working together to create a Centre of Excellence for breast care in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Over 22,000 patients per year attend the Bristol Breast Care Centre, including a significant number of male patients.  The numbers will continue to grow in line with the increased awareness of breast disease, especially in younger women.

BUST is pleased to support the important work of this excellent team by raising money to support innovation and purchase of new technology, such as state-of-the-art scanners, before it is available through the NHS.  BUST has raised more than £2,000,000 and every penny has been spent supporting patient care.  As well as providing equipment BUST is also contributing towards pioneering surgery.