BreastScreen WA opens new Cockburn Clinic

BreastScreen WA opens new Cockburn Clinic

BreastScreen WA opens new Cockburn Clinic

A new BreastScreen WA (BSWA) clinic opens at the state-of-the-art Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Facility on Pink Ribbon Day - 27 October 2014. 

This clinic will give south metropolitan women easier access to screening mammograms.

The Cockburn clinic replaces the Fremantle clinic as the main screening service for women in Cockburn, Melville and Fremantle.

The new location, within the Gateway Shopping Centre precinct, will offer the convenience of free parking, ample public transport and improved access for clients with disabilities.

BSWA Medical Director, Dr Liz Wylie said the location would make clinic appointments more convenient for women and could also encourage more women to be screened. “The modern, centrally located premises will make our service more accessible to all women in the local area,” Dr Wylie said.

“Its co-location with the shopping centre and other health and community facilities such as GP clinics, child health centre and the local library promotes opportunistic screening of women attending other services.”

The female population aged 40 to 74 years in the Cockburn clinic’s catchment area is expected to increase from 54,300 to 56,200 by 2016 (ABS). Women 40 years and over are eligible for a free screening mammogram every two years.

“With the growth in population in the southern suburbs, the new Cockburn clinic will be well placed to meet the growing demand for breast screening services in the local area,” Dr Wylie said.

BSWA has eight other metropolitan clinics; Cannington, Padbury, Midland, Mirrabooka, Perth City, David Jones Rose Clinic (Hay St Perth), Rockingham and Joondalup.

Last Updated: 13/09/2016