BreastScreen NSW has recommenced operations at selected clinics on the Central Coast following a temporary suspension of services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
BreastScreen NSW services will recommence at Erina (Fortunity Building, The Entrance Rd, Erina) from Tuesday 2 November and Charmhaven Shopping Village from Tuesday 9 November.
The Mobile Screening van currently at Bateau Bay will recommence from Tuesday 9 November at The Entrance Leagues Club.
BreastScreen NSW will be contacting women who had their appointments cancelled during the temporary suspension as a priority.
BreastScreen NSW Northern Sydney and Central Coast Director, Meredith Kay, said women who had their appointments cancelled should wait to be contacted before calling the service.
“We are asking the community to be patient as we work through our priority bookings. Please hold off on contacting us unless you have received an invitation to screen,” Ms Kay said.
“Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure women can rebook their breast screen as soon as possible.”
BreastScreen NSW has implemented COVID-19 safe measures at its clinics and mobile screening vans to protect women, staff and the wider community. It is mandatory for all NSW Health staff to be double vaccinated.
BreastScreen NSW requires all clients to wear a mask to their appointment. To ensure adequate physical distancing, we request that clients attend their screening appointment alone and contact Breastcreen NSW to reschedule appointments if they have any COVID symptoms.
NSW Health advises anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive your results.
Breastscreen NSW continues to urge any women experiencing breast symptoms to see their regular doctor or health professional without delay to get a referral for diagnostic testing, which continues to be the nationally recommended pathway for symptomatic women.