BreastScreen WA set to resume metropolitan screening services
BreastScreen WA (BSWA) – the State’s breast screening program – will resume mammogram screening services with metropolitan clinics set to reopen from Wednesday 29 April 2020.
This includes clinics located at:
- Perth City
Cockburn, Rose Clinic and Midland will open the following week.
Rural services are expected to be phased in over May and June due to the logistics involved in coordinating a new schedule in response to COVID-19 travel restrictions and relocating the mobile vans and staff.
Clients who have recently been invited to have a mammogram screening are encouraged to contact BSWA on 13 20 50 to rebook their appointment from Friday 24 April 2020 onwards. BSWA will also be contacting individuals who had their appointment cancelled.
Breast screening appointments at BSWA’s 15 State-wide clinics including the mobile screening service were cancelled and bookings suspended on 30 March 2020 in response to COVID-19.
BSWA’s Medical Director Dr Liz Wylie said she welcomed the phased reopening of BSWA’s mammogram screening services: “We will be booking clients based on clinical priority to ensure those who are most in need are screened first.
“The safety of our patients and staff remains of paramount importance and we will continue to ensure the highest levels of hygiene and care.
“We’re delighted that we’re able to resume services and we thank all our clients for their patience and understanding during this time”, Dr Liz Wylie said.
For more information on breast cancer symptoms and for more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit Healthy WA.