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Southern Steel players Wendy Frew, Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit and Abby Erwood, feature in posters promoting the importance of having regular smear tests. They hope that their messages will encourage female fans and local women to get screened.
Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew says: “I look after my health and I’m hoping that the messages on the posters will encourage women to talk about cervical screening and take up their screening appointments.”
Having regular cervical smear tests reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer by 90 percent. Three yearly screening is recommended for women from the age of 20 to 69 who have been sexually active.
Women who have missed their cervical screening appointment or have never been screened are encouraged to contact their General Practice, Family Planning or smear taker to book an appointment.
For more information about cervical screening go to: www.timetoscreen.nz/cervical-screening or free phone 0800 729 729
Six Dunedin Hospital administrators recently learnt how to communicate in a different way by taking part in a Braille pilot workshop run by ‘That Blind Woman’ aka Julie Woods.
The six staff members learnt how to punch their own Braille letters with their very own slate and stylus, and were each presented with a certificate in Braille to recognise their graduation.
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