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Patients & Visitors

Breast Unit

Hairdresser and Wig advice

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Lynda Hutton attends the Oncology Unit on Mondays only at the RUH. She can be contacted at The Hair and Trichology Clinic
Telephone: 01793 740 147 or 01793 741 136

RUH patients who require a wig fitting service as a result of chemotherapy treatment or due to radiotherapy to the head can make an appointment to see Lynda Hutton, the wig fitter, in a private room, either at the RUH on a Thursday or at her business location near Swindon, Tuesday to Saturday.

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How do I get my wig?

Linda acts as a private wig supplier for Banbury Postiche; and has a large selection of styles, makes and colours available. She has a selection of wigs for patients to try on in different styles and colours.

Delivery of the wigs can take 1 to 2 weeks depending on the availability.

In recent years the quality of the wigs has improved greatly. They look very natural and there is a selection of hand tied, monofilament and other quality manufactured wigs. Advice can be given on personalizing and cutting the wigs to suit you and regarding the easy after care of the wig.

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Are they NHS wigs?

No, there are no NHS wigs but patients only have to pay £60 and the NHS covers the rest of the cost. Most of the styles can be bought in large department stores but are considerably cheaper at the RUH, because the cost is subsidized by the hospital. If the wigs were bought privately the prices range from £80 to £240.

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Eligibility for a free wig

You can get a free wig if you;

  • are under 16 years old
  • are aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
  • are a hospital in-patient at time of fitting
  • have a valid War Pension Exemption certificate
  • are named on a valid HC2 low income scheme certificate
  • are named on a valid HC3 Certificate for help with health costs
  • are included in an award of income Support or income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • are included in an award of Pension Credit Guarantee credit
  • are included in an award of income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • are included in a tax credit award and have a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate

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