St George’s Hospital is a regional cancer centre and its clinical results for breast screening are among the best in London. To modernise the service a stand-alone facility providing state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast diseases is under development and we’re inviting our patients and the public to vote on its name.

Opening later this year, it will be a sophisticated unit, providing patients with a modern, high-quality and efficient screening and diagnostic service, in a calm and caring environment. The new unit’s fully integrated digital equipment will improve the efficiency of the screening process, allowing more patients to be screened and making rapid access to further diagnostic tests available.

Our staff have come up with some names for the new unit and we’re inviting you to vote on the one you like the most. The name with the largest number of votes on Monday 20th June will be the winner.

Every vote counts, so please choose the name you like the most below:


Local residents will be familiar with the green spaces, river and wildlife associated with Wandle Valley. Wandle Valley encompasses a large area in southwest London, including Battersea, Putney, Colliers Wood, Morden, Carshalton and Purley.

This is the main patient catchment area for the new breast screening and diagnostic services.


Patients will be seen in a brand new, leading edge facility, where they can receive one stop diagnostic clinics where all tests can be done in one place at one time. A new building with leading edge breast diagnostic technology, an acorn represents a new start for the service.


A cancer genetics researcher, Eva Lee’s breast cancer research has led to significant discoveries of breast cancer’s molecular basis. She is internationally acclaimed for her research of cancer’s cell biology as well as genetics. Her research has been vital to the development of new methods to suppress cancer in cells with genetic damage.


Rose Kushner was a breast cancer research pioneer who lived from 1929 until 1990. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1974 but later recovered and became a leading breast cancer educator, publishing the book Breast cancer: A personal history and investigative report.

The winning name will be announced on Facebook and Twitter shortly after the closing date. We’ll also post the announcement on this website and an official opening event will be arranged for later this year.

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For more information, please contact the communications team at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust on 020 8725 5151 or email Outside working hours, please page the team by calling 0844 822 2888, leaving a short message and contact details for pager SG548.