History of BSQ
BreastScreen Queensland opened its doors in 1991 after Australian Health Ministers agreed there was a need for quality breast cancer screening services nationally.
This followed a two year evaluation of breast cancer screening in Australia which resulted in the Australian Institute of Health report "Breast Cancer Screening in Australia: Future Directions".
The report became the blueprint for the establishment of a National Program for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer, now known as BreastScreen Australia. Queensland Health, through an agreement with the Commonwealth Government, then established a free statewide breast cancer screening program now known as BreastScreen Queensland.
- First State in Australia to transition of all its Services to digital mammography technology.
- First public breast cancer screening service in Australia (operated out of the Royal Women's Hospital in 1985).
- Client register system created in 1994.
- 1991 Royal Women's hospital, Gold Coast, Townsville
- 1992 Rockhampton, mobiles in Townsville and Toowoomba
- 1993 Brisbane Southside, Sunshine Coast
- 1994 Cairns
- 1995 Bundaberg, mobile for Rockhampton
- 1996 Mackay, relocatables, Southport, Bundaberg
- 1997 Ipswich, Townsville, Brisbane North, Brisbane Southside moved to new dedicated facility at QEII
- 1995-2001 Satellites at Redlands, West Burleigh, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Inala, Logan, Coorparoo and Caloundra
- 2002 Wynnum
- 2004 Hervey Bay
- 2005 Keperra
- 2006 Noosaville
- 2007 Gympie
- 2008 – 2009 Satellites at Kippa-Ring, Caboolture and Helensvale shopping centres.
- 2010 Five new digital mobiles and a world-first four wheel drive breast cancer screening service deployed to Far North Qld. Satellites at Mt Gravatt and North Lakes shopping centres.
- 2011 Satellites at David Jones Rose Clinic and Kirwan
- 2012-2013 Satellites at Browns Plains, Gladstone and Maroochydore
- 2013 Satellite at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Last reviewed 26 August 2016
Last updated 26 August 2016