Nov 24
Forbes Hospital excited about refurbished women’s health clinics

​Women's health services have been enhanced as part of the $40.9M Forbes Hospital redevelopment, with new and modern clinic rooms available.

Brenda Hurst, Women's Health Nurse at Forbes Community Health Centre said she is pleased the Women's Health Clinic was refurbished as part of the Forbes redevelopment.

“During the refurbishment, outreach clinics were held at a medical centre in town, but we are pleased the clinics will again be run out of the recently refurbished rooms in Ambulatory Care located at Forbes Hospital," Ms Hurst said.

“We are very happy with the modern, new clinic rooms and we invite women to make an appointment to see us."

“Western NSW Local Health District has specialised Registered Nurses to work with women to make choices that are right for them," she said.

Services provided at Forbes Women's Health Clinic include Pap Tests, breast awareness, pregnancy testing, some sexual health tests, contraceptive advice, menopause and older women's advice and post natal checks.

Brenda would also like to take the opportunity to remind women who are aged between 18 and 69, and have ever been sexually active to have their second yearly Pap Test when due.

“Delaying your Pap Test can put you at greater risk of developing cervical cancer," Ms Hurst said.

Brenda is also available to offer education sessions to groups on a number of health topics.

“The Women's Health Nurses provide a unique, holistic approach to health care with support and information on a variety of women's health topics," she said.

“Women often feel more comfortable seeing a female health professional when it comes to talking about their health. Women may also feel more comfortable discussing issues that may be worrying them, with other women."

Clinics are free and confidential with no waiting times for an appointment.

Appointments can be made by phoning Forbes Ambulatory Care on (02) 6850 7300.

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au