KGH to hold skin cancer day

Hospital staff at a previous event
Hospital staff at a previous event

An annual skin cancer surveillance day is being held at Kettering General Hospital on Saturday, September 20.

The free event, which was attended by 213 people last year, enables anyone who has a concern about a mole or skin lesion to see specialist doctors and nurses without an appointment on a ticketed, first come, first serve basis, with everyone being seen.

It is being held in the Jubilee Wing in main outpatients at Kettering General Hospital from 10am to 1pm.

Mother-of-two June Farrer, from Wellingborough, had the most serious kind of skin cancer – a malignant melanoma – removed from her leg following last year’s event.

She said: “I think the skin surveillance day is an important event and I would urge anyone with any concerns about moles or blemishes to go along and get them checked out.”

Staff at the hospital’s dermatology department give up their own time to host the day.