The BreastScreen NSW bus will be providing mammogram services at the Country Women’s Association grounds in Woy Woy until July.
Woy Woy branch president Ms Jane Bowtell said the location was central and close to public transport.
“Last year 1371 women were screened while the bus was on our grounds,” she said.
“This was a 29 per cent increase on the previous year.’
Ms Bowtell said that due to its popularity the unit would open for nine weeks this year.
The service was free for all women over 50, with some women over 40 also eligible for the service, she said.
Last year was the first time BreastScreen was set up on the CWA grounds.
Previously it had been set up at Rogers Park.
The mobile unit arrived on May 7 and will be delivering mammogram services until it departs in July.
Ms Bowtell urged local women to take advantage of the unit while it was so accessible.
“Call 13 20 50 to book your screening.
“Get in quick as it fills up fast,” Ms Bowtell said.
“We are so proud to be able to host this vital service for the women of the Peninsula,” she said.
Social media, 1 May 2019
Emily Bowtell, Woy Woy CWA