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Counties Manukau Health Breast Clinic

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There are two clinics run by consultants at the Manukau SuperClinic™ every week, assessing a full range of patients with breast disease.  It is a "one stop " clinic where you can expect to be assessed by a surgeon, and have tests all on the same day.
The medical team includes  surgeons,  pathologists (doctors who specialise in diagnosing diseases by examining your tissue samples),  radiologists (doctors who read and understand your x-rays and other diagnostic imaging studies) and oncologists (doctors who specialise in diagnosing and treating cancer), as well as registrars in training. There are close links with the Middlemore Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons.
The nursing team is led by our breast care nurses with special training and skills in this area.
Due to a high number of referrals, clinic capacity and resource constraint, we are currently unable to see patients in our current grading timeframe. Medium and low priority patients are waiting 12 weeks in most cases. All median waiting times are currently longer than the targets .


Referral Expectations

Your appointment with the Breast Clinic

We understand you may be feeling worried and anxious about your appointment, but it may be reassuring to know that most breast problems are benign (noncancerous).  You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.  When you arrive please report to the reception desk at Module 8.  Every effort will be made to see you as near as possible to your appointment time, however, there are sometimes delays, you will be kept informed if the Clinic is running late. 

The clinic nurse will show you into the consulting room, where you will be asked to undress to the waist and put on a clean gown.  You will be seen by a Consultant Breast Surgeon or a member of our Specialist Team.  The Breast Care Nurses will be in Clinic and are happy to give further information you may require. 

The doctor will take a history of your symptoms, including any family history of breast problems and any medication you are taking. The doctor will examine both your breasts and you may require further tests if it is thought necessary.  Usually these tests will be carried out on the same day, so please allow enough time (2 hours) in case you need any tests.

Tests which may be carried out at the Breast Clinic

You may need one or more of the following:-

  • Mammogram (a breast x-ray used to look at changes in the breasts)
  • Ultrasound Scan
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology

For more information about these tests, see 'Procedures/Treatments' below.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology

    In some cases if a lump or abnormal area is found during the breast examination, a sample of cells will be taken using a fine needle and syringe.… More

  • Mammography

    A mammogram is a special type of x-ray used only for the breast.… More

  • Ultrasound Scan

    This uses high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the breast.… More

  • Breast Reconstruction

    When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More


There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health.  If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website.

CM Health has an eligibility team who can assist with any patient enquiries.  If you have any queries, please email  , phone: (09) 276 0060 or fax: (09) 276 0295.

Contact Details

Manukau SuperClinic™

South Auckland

Manukau SuperClinic™ has a Call Centre to receive incoming calls related to outpatient services. The Call Centre is open to receive calls between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday to Friday.

Module 8
901 Great South Road

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Street Address

Module 8
901 Great South Road

Postal Address

Manukau SuperClinic™
PO Box 98743
Manukau City
Manukau 2241

This page was last updated at 10:04AM on September 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Breast Clinic.