August 29, 2018

Northern women, let’s chat about your health

Northern Health is celebrating Women’s Health Week by holding a fabulous event for its female staff and women from Melbourne’s northern suburbs, with the aim to empower women and improve their health.

Women’s Health Week will be held from 3-7 September 2018 at Northern Hospital Foyer, with the drop-in sessions running from 8.30-9am, 10-11am and 1-2pm. This is a great opportunity to discuss different aspects of women’s health with a Northern Health professional, get essential information and advice, and take a proactive approach towards health.

Cheryl Murray, Breast Care Nurse Consultant at Northern says that women are usually are busy juggling family, work and day to day duties, and a lot of the time they put everyone else’s needs first. Time is quite often the enemy for women when it comes down to maintaining their health, with women often forgetting about themselves and more often than not only seeing a doctor when something goes wrong.

“It is crucial for women to look after themselves mentally and physically and that starts as early as vaccinations. Knowing your body and what is normal and abnormal is great, knowing what to do if there is a problem. Taking advantage of the community programs like Breast Screening, vaccination programs, cervical screening and bowel cancer screening is essential to be healthy and to live a long and happy life,” she says.

Cheryl also points out that prevention is one of the keys to good health. In cases where women are facing a health issue, getting on top of it early can make all the difference, particularly if it is a potential life threatening scenario.

We encourage you to have a look at the topics covered during each session and be sure to drop in at the foyer for a chat.

It’s free, informative and can be life-changing.