BreastScreen NSW to gradually resume breast screening services from 18th May 2020

A message from BreastScreen NSW to GPs regarding the gradual resumption of breast screening from 18th May:

  • BreastScreen NSW is now open and preparing to resume breast screening from 18th May 2020.
  • It may take a few weeks before all screening clinics across the state are open as capacity is impacted by the redeployment of staff and the requisitioning of clinics.
  • Women who had their appointments cancelled will be prioritised and contacted directly, as soon as possible, to reschedule their appointment.
  • BreastScreen NSW will be asking women to wait for their invitation from BreastScreen NSW before contacting the organisation.
  • BreastScreen NSW is taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their clients and staff during this time.
  • They are not anticipating any disruption to the screening pathway.
  • BreastScreen NSW recommends women who develop breast symptoms speak with their GP without delay. 
  • BreastScreen NSW recommends symptomatic women should be referred to a specialist clinic or breast surgeon.
  • BreastScreen NSW will provide regular updates to Basecamp, their website (https://www.breastscreen.nsw.gov.au/news/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BreastScreenNSW/) about their breast screening service.
  • If you have any questions, you can contact BreastScreen NSW at CINSW-BreastScreenNSW@health.nsw.gov.au or by calling 13 20 50.
  • For more information on COVID-19, visit health.gov.au NSW Health.