Photo: NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, BreastScreen NSW Director Debbie Lattimore and Local MP Dr Joe McGirr at the new BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga clinic.
Accompanied by the Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr, Minister Hazzard also visited the new BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga clinic in the city’s central business district.
The relocation of the BreastScreen NSW site to the CBD is part of the third and final stage of the Redevelopment. The clinic in Berry Street in Wagga Wagga was officially opened in June 2019.
Mr Hazzard said, “Having BreastScreen sitting right, smack bang adjacent to the shopping centre is a big plus.
“What we are now seeing is women just dropping in (to have a breast screen) rather than necessarily having to book.”
Mr Hazzard said, "The staff there (at BreastScreen NSW Wagga Wagga) were telling Jo and I this morning that they're seeing anything up to 4 or 5 additional people just dropping in and that's a big increase."
He described its new central location as another ‘major step forward’.
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