Specialist Hair clinics are held at both Burnley General Teaching Hospital and Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital monthly, however you can choose to attend a selection of specialist salons which is recommended as you can have longer appointment times and a wider selection of wigs, a list of these will be in the correspondence from us.
When a referral comes in to our department from your consultant you will receive a letter stipulating the next clinic held at the above hospitals by an external salon. Included in this will be an exemption form and information leaflet. If you have proof of exemption, this will need to be shown to NHS Staff.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has an allowance on all devices; the following is for wig patients which further information can be found online on the NHS Choices Website
Oncology patients: 1 x Wig per referral from the consultant (this may be increased depending on the consultants request)
Dermatology patients: 2 x Acrylic wigs per year set allowance