Women’s health nurses hit the road

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 are encouraged to get along to one of the women’s mobile health clinics before the end of the year for a regular check-up.

Darling Downs Health mobile women’s health nurses are on the road, travelling to rural locations to provide free and confidential health clinics.

The mobile women’s health nurses, Barbara Milne, Kathy Anning and Marcia Hunt, 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 Anning, who covers the southeast region, said the mobile women’s health clinics are an easy, fuss-free way to ensure health tests are up-to-date.

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

Ms Hunt, who covers the northeast region, said it’s 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,” Ms Hunt said.

Ms Milne, who travels west from Dalby, to Taroom in the north, and to Texas in the south, said women are often prioritising the health of others resulting in their own health being sidelined.

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

The women’s health clinic will be in the Burnett region on the following dates:

1 November, Wondai Hospital, phone 4169 2600

5 November, Taabinga Family Practice, phone 4162 3116

8 November, Monto Doctors, phone 4166 1213

9 November, Monto Doctors, phone 4166 1213

10 November, Monto Doctors, phone 4166 1213

11 November, Gayndah Doctors, phone 4161 3571

15 November, Proston Community Health, phone 4168 9288

16 November, Nanango Hospital, phone 4171 6700

17 November, Kingaroy Community Health, phone 4162 9220

19 November, Kingaroy Medical Centre, phone 4564 7101

29 November, Kilkivan and Goomeri Community Health, phone 4169 8203