Carlton,
02
August
2017
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06:31
Australia/Melbourne

An update regarding our Leongatha service

BreastScreen Victoria is working closely with women who use the Leongatha Mobile Screening Service to ensure none will miss out on this vitally important well-being measure.

BreastScreen Victoria was forced to cancel the final week of its visit to Leongatha unexpectedly on Wednesday morning with the radiographer called away due to a family emergency.

“This has been a challenging few weeks for us,” said BreastScreen Victoria’s Director of Operations, Karlene Willcocks. “We had some staff illness which required the rescheduling of some women’s appointments; this further issue has resulted in us having to stop screening altogether.

“None of it is ideal, but we have done everything in our power to accommodate the community’s needs.”

BreastScreen Victoria can confirm that the Mobile Screening Service will return to Leongatha later this month to secure screens for women who had their appointment cancelled or had not been able to arrange a time in their busy schedules.

“Our staff were able to reach out to women who arrived at the van site at the Gippsland Southern Health Service on Wednesday morning to find it without a radiographer,” Ms Willcocks confirmed. “The process of rescheduling appointments will start shortly.”

“No woman will miss out on the opportunity to take up what is a vitally important preventative health measure.

“While the Leongatha service closure is disappointing, BreastScreen Victoria is committed to delivering a service to the standard that local women have come to expect and rely upon,” Ms Willcocks concluded.