State Member for Bass, Jordan Crugnale MP, officially opened our new clinic at Pakenham on Friday, 18 February. Joined by BreastScreen Victoria CEO Terri Smith, MP Crugnale cut a red ribbon to commemorate the opening, toured the new facility and met our radiographers and staff.
“It’s absolutely wonderful to officially open the clinic, meet the wonderful team and tour the new permanent BreastScreen clinic here in Pakenham,” MP Crugnale said.
“This service is free, no Medicare card is needed, it’s centrally located, and with highly-qualified and caring staff, it means easier access to early screening and better health outcomes for our community.”
This is the first time a BreastScreen Victoria fixed service has been in Pakenham after the mobile screening service visited the area for the past few years. The new site will mean more breast screens are available in Pakenham and the surrounding areas, where a portion of the community has not returned for this important, regular health check since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEO Terri Smith said, “We are delighted to launch this new BreastScreen service. It’s great to provide a permanent site for our existing mobile service clients and significantly increase our screening capacity in this high-growth area.
“We know there are a large number of our target group not currently screening in the Pakenham area, and we look forward to promoting this new service to a new group of clients.”
Like all BreastScreen Victoria clinics, Pakenham BreastScreen has state-of-the-art facilities, caring and highly-qualified staff, and the latest digital imaging technology.
Close to shops and cafes, the new clinic has free parking and is accessible by public transport via nearby bus routes and Pakenham train station, a 15-minute walk away.
We look forward to welcoming clients to Pakenham BreastScreen at 20 Main Street, Pakenham.