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The National Bowel Screening Programme is for men and women aged 60-74 and aims to identify pre-cancerous polyps or cancer at an early stage when it can be more easily treated. So far over 250 people in the Southern region have had a cancer diagnosed through the programme and nearly 2,000 have had polyps removed.
“The team at Ritchies Transport are delighted to partner with the Southern DHB and The National Bowel Screening Programme to support the health and wellbeing of our whānau,” says Kurtiss Pihema, National Health and Safety Manager at Ritchies Transport.
“It was a very successful day sharing knowledge and stories. The feedback has been really positive, so we can’t ask for more than that.”
The team plans to visit the Ritchies depots in Gore and Queenstown over the coming months.
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