World Blood Donation Day June 13, 2024 - Come on Bungendore, roll up those sleeves! Tomorrow is World Blood Donation Day, and it's your opportunity to save a life. We are lucky to have the mobile blood donation service coming to Queanbeyan between the 1st and 6th of July. Register online now. https://www.lifeblood.com.au Read More
Please wear a mask at Bungendore Medical Centre – Why? June 13, 2024 - We often get asked at BMC why we still ask patients, doctors and staff to wear masks even though the COVID pandemic is over. The short answer is - it's not only about COVID! How many times have you heard a friend say?..."There is a nasty [cold/flu/stomach bug/gastro/infection] going around...so many people have it!" One thing we learned from the pandemic is how quickly an illness of any description can take hold and have an extreme impact on a small… Read More
National Reconciliation Week May 30, 2024 - Dr Cross frequently contributes to the content on the Australian Federation of Medical Women website. The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children. Last week she wrote on National Reconcilaition Week. See the full article below: https://afmw.org.au/national-reconciliation-week-2024 Read More
Bungendore Common parkrun May 30, 2024 - Well done to all who attended last weeks parkrun at Bungendore Common. We were thrilled to see so many locals turning up and especially proud of the efforts of the BMC team in volunteering their time to the event. parkrun is a free event and is open to all. We must stress - it is not a race. Just a diverse group of people enjoying some fresh air and the opportunity to invest some time in their physical and mental… Read More
Bowel Screening Age Lowered to 45. May 23, 2024 - From 1 July 2024, the government is lowering the eligible screening age for bowel cancer from 50 to 45 years. Eligible people aged 45 to 49 can request their first bowel cancer screening kit be mailed to them. Eligible people aged 50 to 74 will continue to receive a bowel cancer screening kit in the mail every 2 years. All eligible people aged 45 to 74 can also ask their doctor about getting a kit. Your next test kit will… Read More