The Origins and Development of our Cape Breast Care practice
Founded by Dr Gudgeon
Our first forerunner
Dr Boeddinghuis joins
New consulting rooms
Dr de Villiers joins
More consulting rooms
Our practice was originally founded in 1994 by Dr Anne Gudgeon as a diagnostic and screening clinic for breast diseases. It was housed at Dr Judy Whittaker’s pathology practice in Rondebosch (now Roodenburg House), which later merged with Lancet Laboritories.
The Southern Cross Breast Clinic, which Dr Gudgeon started in 1998, was the forerunner of our current Breast Clinic. Here, in collaboration with Dr David Eedes, a radiation oncologist, the practice expanded to include chemotherapy.
When Southern Cross Hospital closed at the end of 2003, the practice moved to the UCT Private Academic Hospital.
Dr Irene Boeddinghuis joined the practice in 2005. With their combined experience of close to 50 years in breast diseases and oncology, the practice is well established and has grown significantly.
To accommodate this growth, satellite consulting rooms in Wilderness Rd Claremont were opened in 2010.
In 2011, Dr Ronelle de Villiers joined the practice to assist with patient assessment, management of benign breast disease, and follow up of patients during the post-chemotherapy period.
In August 2013, our clinic moved to the newly renovated Oncology Centre at Vincent Pallotti Hospital. Our rooms in Wilderness Road remain open. We have also extended our service to the newly opened Oncology Centre at the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital on the Foreshore.