Let’s Talk – Women’s Health Week (5-9 September 2016)
Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia. It’s a week to focus on your health, learn more and take action.
All women are invited to a Ladies evening on Wednesday night and are advised Free Pap tests will be available during the week.
Robinvale District Health Services in partnership with PapScreen Victoria, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria and Jean Hailes Foundation invite local women to a free Ladies evening on Wednesday 7th September at 6.30pm in the RDHS conference rooms. Guest speaker Dr Valerie Arnold, RFDS Victoria GP, will present ‘How to look after yourself’. Leanne Bibby, McGrath Breast Care Nurse, will give an overview of her role and the assistance she can provide to women. Come and join us for free health checks, show bags, delicious finger food and drinks, pop up shops and door prizes throughout the evening.
During Women’s Health Week free Pap tests will be provided including a late clinic on Wednesday evening at RDHS. Pap tests are also available at mobile clinics at Boundary Bend, Wemen and Manangatang. Leanne Bibby will also be in attendance at Manangatang which presents a great opportunity to catch up with her without going out of town. Women attending these clinics will also receive a show bag, pink elephant stress ball and a chance to win a door prize. Health information will be displayed at each clinic. Morning and afternoon tea will be offered and staff will be available to discuss any concerns that women may have.
Is your Pap test due? A Pap test every two years could save your life. All women aged 18 to 69 should have a Pap test every two years. Take advantage of the free Pap tests available in your community throughout Women’s Health Week.
The 2016 theme for Women’s Health Week is “Let’s talk”. Women can be good talkers but, when it comes to health, we often don’t take the time to ask questions, seek out credible information and work on a sound plan of action. It’s time to get rid of the elephant in the room and get talking about women’s health. Jean Hailes says……No more elephants.
Women’s Health Week, take time to look after yourself. Come along to our information sessions and invite your friends. Pap test bookings for all sites and to RSVP for the Ladies night, please contact RDHS Primary Health Reception on (03) 5051 8160.