An important message about our service18-10-2021
BreastScreen NSW is working closely with services at each local health district to resume screening as soon as local conditions allow.
As clinics re-open, we will be prioritising women who had their appointment cancelled during the suspension to rebook their appointment as soon as it is possible in their local area.
We temporarily suspended all screening services across NSW on Thursday 19 August due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. This followed a gradual localised suspension of services across Greater Sydney and some regional areas that commenced in late June.
The decision to suspend screening was made in response to the increasing risk posed by the COVID-19 Delta strain and a need to redeploy staff to support the pandemic response at each local health district.
The reopening of clinics will be gradual, with the decision to open each clinic made on a case-by-case basis according to the level of risk and operational considerations posed by the COVID-19 Delta strain in the area.
We will provide further updates here and on our Facebook page.
Inviting Women to Screen
We are currently inviting women to have their breast screens in the following locations:
- Boorowa (mobile van)
- Crookwell (mobile van)
- Denman (mobile van)
- Forbes (mobile van)
- Grafton (mobile van)
Kyogle (mobile van)
- Narrabri (mobile van)
- Scone (mobile van)
- Singleton (mobile van)
- St George Hospital
- Taree (mobile van)
- Tweed Heads
- Wagga Wagga
This is starting with clients who had their appointments cancelled during the suspension period.
Please wait to be reinvited by BreastScreen NSW before contacting us on 132050.
We would like to thank you for your patience as it may take some time before all screening clinics across the state are open.
The safety of women, our staff and the community are our priority. BreastScreen NSW will have in place important measures to protect against the risk of transmission, these include:
Precautionary questions around health and travel
Limiting the number of people in the clinic
Practicing social distancing in clinic waiting rooms
A minimal contact check-in process
The use of personal protective equipment
Cleaning of equipment and commonly used services.
Here’s how you can help us when attending your appointment:
Stay at home if you are unwell
Wear a mask to your appointment
Only enter the clinic 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment
Check-in to the clinic you are attending using the QR code provided
Attend your appointment alone
Stay a safe distance from others
Be patient and kind, we are in this together.
In line with advice from NSW Health, BreastScreen NSW strongly encourages women to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, ideally before attending their breast screen appointment. Visit NSW Health for more information.
It is now mandatory for all NSW Health staff to be vaccinated.
As usual, we encourage you to be breast aware and if you find a breast change that is unusual for you, contact your regular doctor without delay.
If you have any questions or require support, please call us on 13 20 50.