Women’s Health clinic road trip

Mobile women’s health nurses Kathy Anning, Barbara Milne and Marcia Hunt are passionate about encouraging women to prioritise their own health. Picture: Contributed

Women’s Health Nurses are heading out on the road and travelling to rural locations across the Burnett region.

The Darling Downs Health mobile women’s health nurses, Barbara Milne, Kathy Anning and Marcia Hunt are ready to provide free and confidential health clinics.

They offer a range of services including cervical screening tests, breast awareness, sexual health testing and advice for issues such as continence, menopause, family planning, contraception and general wellbeing.

Ms Hunt covers the northeast region and said it was important to get cervical screenings tests when they are due, as they are the best protection against cervical cancer.

“While the test is every five years, we really encourage women to book into our clinics if they have any concerns, or if something doesn’t feel right,” she said.

Ms Milne covers towns such as Dalby, Taroom and Texas and encourages women to prioritise their health just as much as others.

“It’s really important for women in our communities to prioritise their health and wellbeing and make time for regular check-ups and tests,” she said.

Ms Anning, who covers the southeast region, said the mobile women’s health clinics were an easy, fuss-free way to ensure health tests were up-to-date.

“Our clinics are a great opportunity for women to seek help for anything that is concerning them,” she said.

Upcoming clinics will be held at the following locations:

13 July, Monto Doctors, phone 4166 1213

14 July, Eidsvold Doctors, phone 4165 1288

16 July, Taabinga Family Practice, phone 4169 2600

19 July, Proston Community Health, phone 4168 9288

20 July, Nanango Hospital, phone 4171 6700

21 July, Kingaroy Medical Centre, phone 4564 7101

23 July, Kingaroy Medical Centre, phone 4564 7101

26 July, Wondai Hospital, phone 4169 2600