Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    New DJs breast screening clinic open

    28/09/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • State Govt and David Jones deliver new breast screening service
    • Rose Clinic partnership of BreastScreen WA and David Jones
    • Aims to increase breast screening for 5,000 WA women a year
    If you were ever in doubt that shopping is good for your health, then a new partnership between the State Government and retail giant David Jones should leave you with no illusions.

    Women’s Interests Minister Robyn McSweeney today opened Western Australia’s first in-store breast cancer screening service at the David Jones’ Hay Street store, in the Perth CBD. 

    “As many of us know, nearly 250 women die from breast cancer each year in WA alone,” Mrs McSweeney said.

    “Breast cancer touches many local families and the best way we can reduce this disease is to detect and treat it as early as possible, which is why regular screening mammograms are so important.  Today’s new Rose Clinic means vital screening services will be more accessible and on the radar of WA women even as they shop.”

    David Jones covered the building costs of the clinic and WA Health the state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment and staffing in their partnership.

    The WA clinic follows similar Rose Clinics established in David Jones’ Bourke Street store in Melbourne and Elizabeth Street store in Sydney.

    The clinic was opened by Minister McSweeney, David Jones Group Executive Cate Daniels and BreastScreen WA’s Dr Liz Wylie and hosted by TV personality and breast cancer advocate Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

    For women over 40 years, a free-of-charge, 20 minute examination every two years can reduce breast cancer mortality by up to 30 per cent.  
     
          Fact File
    • New BreastScreen WA located on level 3 of  David Jones, Hay Street store
    • To make appointment for a free screening mammogram call 13 20 50
    • More than 100,000 WA women annually access BreastScreen WA’s free mammograms
    • Australian women have a one in nine risk of developing breast cancer
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