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Make a free Mobile Women's Health Clinic appointment in April

21 March 2018

Kathryn Anning
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women’s health nurse Kathryn Anning.

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service mobile women’s health nurses Kathryn Anning and Barbara Milne will visit a variety of locations in April to conduct free clinics.

Mobile Women’s Health clinics offer a range of services including cervical screening tests, breast awareness, sexual health testing, and advice for issues such as continence, menopause, contraception and general wellbeing. The service is free, confidential and available to all women.

Ms Anning said it is important for women to prioritise their health and make time for regular check-ups and tests such as the new cervical screening test.

“Regular cervical screening tests are the best protection against cervical cancer,” she said.

“This test replaced the Pap smear test from 1 December 2017, and is a simple procedure to check the health of the cervix, is more accurate and needs to be done less often.

“The test looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus, known as HPV.

“A woman’s first cervical screening test is due two years after her last Pap test and after that, if results are normal, women only need to have the test every five years.

“From 1 December 2017 all women over the age of 25 should start having cervical screening tests and will receive a letter inviting them onto the national cervical screening program.”

Upcoming clinics will be held by Kathryn Anning at the following locations:

  • Warwick Hospital Specialist Clinic (eastern side of the hospital), Wednesday 4 April and Wednesday 18 April from 9am to 3pm. Phone Warwick Hospital outpatients department on 4660 3841 for information and bookings.
  • Stanthorpe Health Services, Thursday 5 April from 9am to 3pm. Phone the Community/Oral Health Centre on 4683 3460 for information and bookings.
  • Toogoolawah, Monday 9 April from 10am to 3pm. Phone Esk Hospital on 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Clifton Medical Centre, Tuesday 10 April from 9am to 3pm. Phone 4697 3097 for information and bookings.
  • Gatton Community Health Service, Wednesday 11 April from 9am to 3pm. Please phone Gatton Hospital on 5468 4188 for information and bookings.
  • Killarney and District Aged Care Facility, Thursday 19 April from 10am to 3pm. Please phone 4664 1488 for information and bookings.
  • Esk Hospital, Monday 23 April from 9am to 3pm. Phone 5424 4600 for information and bookings.
  • Oakey Hospital, Monday 30 April from 9am to 3pm. Phone Oakey Health Service on 4691 4888 for information and bookings.

Upcoming clinics will be held by Barbara Milne at the following locations:

  • Dalby Hospital, Tuesday 3 April, and Monday 30 April from 8.15am to 2.30pm. Please phone 4669 0517 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Goondiwindi Hospital, Wednesday 4 April, and Tuesday 17 April from 9.30am to 2pm. Please phone 4671 6666 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Inglewood Community Health, Thursday 5 April from 9am to 1.30pm. Please phone 4652 0777 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Miles Hospital, Friday 6 April from 9.30am to 1pm. Please phone 4628 5600 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Tara Hospital, Monday 9 April from 9am to 2pm. Please phone 4678 7900 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Chinchilla Hospital, Friday 13 April from 9am to 2pm and Monday 16 April from 8.30am to 2pm. Please phone 4662 8888 for enquiries and bookings.
  • Jandowae Hospital, Thursday 19 April from 9am to 2pm. Please phone 4668 4555 for enquiries and bookings.
Last updated: 26 March 2018