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BreastScreen - Townsville HHS

Overview

BreastScreen Queensland Townsville Service provides quality FREE breast-cancer screening services throughout the Townsville and Mount Isa Health Services, and the Bowen and Collinsville communities of the Mackay Hospital and Health Service.

The main facility is based at The Townsville Hospital while a satellite service is located at Kirwan Health Campus. A mobile service visits the following areas on a one or two-yearly basis:

  • Charters Towers
  • Pentland
  • Hughenden
  • Richmond
  • Julia Creek
  • Cloncurry
  • Mount Isa
  • Camooweal
  • Dajarra
  • Boulia
  • Collinsville
  • Bowen
  • Ayr and
  • Ingham.
  • Rollingstone
  • Palm Island
  • Magnetic Island
  • Townsville Correctional Centre, Stuart
  • Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS), Garbutt

We provide:

  1. High quality breast cancer screening for eligible women (aged 40 years and over)
  2. Recall and follow-up assessment and referral to specialists
  3. Information, support, health education and counselling
  4. A speaker for community groups on breast-cancer awareness and breast-cancer screening services
  5. After hours screening for working women

Location

 Location  1st Floor, Medilink Retail Centre,
 The Townsville Hospital, 100 Angus Smith drive, Douglas QLD 4814.
 Postal Address  Internal Mail Box 88, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
 Phone  +61 7 4433 3300 or 13 20 50
 Facsimile  +61 7 4433 3301

 

Referral Process

Clients are encouraged to self-refer. Referrals may also be via GPs, health care workers and clinics. Women aged 40 and over are eligible. The service primarily targets women aged 50 to 69 years. 'Early detection is your best protection'. Please encourage your partner, family or friends to have a breast screen. Around one in 11 Australia women will develop breast cancer at some stage in their lives. Seventy per cent of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.

Call now for an appointment 13 20 50

Our Health Team

  • Visiting Medical Officers
    • General Practitioners
    • Radiologists
    • Surgeons
    • Pathologists
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • CNC - Breast Care support
  • Clinical Nurses
  •  Health promotion Officer
  • Chief Radiographer
  • Radiographers
  • Medical Imaging Operator
  • Data / Office Manager
  • Administration Officers
  • Manager

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Last updated: 4 July 2014