A lack of time and not prioritising their own wellbeing are two of the major barriers women face in looking after their health. BreastScreen Sunshine Coast supports International Women’s Day and its mission to assist women to make informed decisions about their health.
On the Sunshine Coast, almost half of women over the age of 50 are not having a breast screen every two years as recommended by doctors. BreastScreen Queensland Health Promotion Officer Gillian Duffy is urging women to put themselves first and book in for a screen.
“We have six services across the Coast and the mobile service will be conveniently located in Nambour Mill Shopping Village in March. We have early, late and Saturday appointments to make it easier for working women, and the service is free,” Ms Duffy said.
No doctor’s referral is needed and appointments take less than 30 minutes.
“If you are female and over 40, take advantage of our fast, free and friendly service. It could save your life,” Ms Duffy said.
BreastScreen Queensland has services at Nambour General Hospital and West Terrace, Caloundra. The mobile service will be at Nambour Mill Shopping Village from 6 – 18 March 2023.
To book an appointment at any of the services just call 13 20 50 or for more information or to book online visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au