‘Knitted Knockers’ donated to Breast Clinic

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Knitted Knockers of Northern Ireland, a team of knitters who knit breast prosthesis have recently donated a number of ‘Knitted Knockers’ to the Breast Clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital. Knitted Knockers of NI  SHSCT RepsThe knitted knockers will be offered as an alternative to the temporary “softee” or permanent silicone prosthesis which are currently provided at the clinic. Joanne Harris, Founder of Knitted Knockers of NI said, “Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. “They are soft, comfortable and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel like a real breast. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.”
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September 2016Joanne added, “The Knitted Knockers are not the easiest to knit but we get pleasure being able to knit them knowing that they will give so much more comfort and a natural feeling to those ladies who have suffered through breast cancer.” Heather Trouton, Southern Trust Assistant Director of Acute Services said, “It is a pleasure to receive these on behalf of the Glenanne Unit. I know that the women and the staff will really appreciate the time and effort that has gone into crafting the knitted knockers. They will be a very welcome alternative to other prosthesis, thank you.”

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