Breast screen services are back at Moruya and Bega

BreastScreen NSW is back in business at its southern locations after services came to a halt during the recent lockdown.

Breast screening services across NSW were paused in response to the risk posed by the COVID-19 Delta strain and a need to redeploy staff to support the pandemic response at each local health district.

BreastScreen has reopened services at Bega and Moruya with more locations to follow. Image: Grace Crivellaro.

BreastScreen has reopened services at Bega and Moruya with more locations to follow. Image: Grace Crivellaro.

Services have now recommenced across Southern NSW Local Health District and will gradually reopen across the state as local circumstances allow.

BreastScreen NSW will be contacting women who had their appointments cancelled during the temporary suspension as a priority.

BreastScreen NSW radiographer, Bronwyn Morley, 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," she said.

"Please hold off on contacting us unless you have received an invitation to screen.

"Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure women can rebook their life-saving breast screen as soon as possible."

BreastScreen NSW services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega.

Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until October 22), Goulburn (October 25 - December 17) and Braidwood (November 29 - December 10).

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 now mandatory for all NSW Health staff to be double vaccinated by Tuesday, November 30.

BreastScreen NSW requires all clients to wear a mask to their appointment. To ensure adequate physical distancing, client's must attend their screening appointment alone.

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