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Rolling out health check ups for West Arnhem women

19 April 2024

Minjilang women attended a women’s health check-up in Warruwi on 11 of April.
This was a huge milestone for the Breastscreening NT team who brought the breastscreening bus to Warruwi via barge.
Through the initiative, which was supported by Red Lily Health, 12 ladies from Minjilang flew to Warruwi to attend the BreastScreen NT bus ‘Milly’.
The day started with a morning tea supplied by the Warruwi Red Lily staff.
After each individual visit to the bus, it was followed up by health checks for everyone. A barbecue lunch was also provided and there was a presentation of goody bags for everyone who attended before the flight back to Minjilang.
This was a great way to make sure that the ladies of Minjilang are up-to-date with mammograms and their health.  
Due to the cost of flying to Darwin this sort of health issue is sometimes forgotten.
West Arnhem Regional Council staff members Cathy Makings and Lee Kirschner were also invited along, making them feel a part of the community.
Council Services Manager Cathy said, “We were thrilled to be invited to take part in this day. Both Lee and I have let this important part of looking after ourselves get away as it has been some years since either of us have had our check-ups due to living remote.”