BRADFORD Teaching Hospital’s Colposcopy Unit has received charity funding to introduce a device which will help to improve the diagnosis of cervical cancer in women referred to Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Funding for the two ZedScan devices came from the The Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust. The devices are used to detect cervical abnormalities or pre-cancerous changes before they develop into cervical cancer.

The charity’s key fundraiser is ex-Scotland football international William “Willie” Henderson who sadly lost his daughter, Michelle, to cervical cancer in 2012.

Willie and the charity continue to raise awareness and funding for hospital gynaecology equipment in Michelle’s memory as they aim to ensure that women are diagnosed and treated with state-of-art technology.

Nick Myerson, lead clinician at Bradford’s Colposcopy Unit, said: “Within colposcopy, it is essential that we are able to confidently diagnose cervical abnormalities and make the best decision for patients at their first visit.

"The introduction of ZedScan to our services will support us in achieving this and we are extremely grateful to Mr Henderson and the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust for this donation to the hospital.”