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Rotary Bowelscan WA

Details  Directorate: CommunityProject Leader: Greg Hunter

Submitted Date: 4-Feb-14

Status: Completed (Project may be suspended due to changes to biennial federal National Bowel Scanning scheme)


Description Rotary Bowelscan WA is part of a national program supported by the Australian Rotary Health Program, delivered via testing kits purchased for $8 from participating pharmacies. Bowelscan runs in May every year, to help West Australians get into the habit of repeating the test annually.


Heirisson’s role and criticality to success ·     Supporting a worthwhile “community health awareness program” by Australian Rotary Health. 
Existing or Proposed Project/Program?  Existing project
Part of a strategic relationship or partnering/alliance? District & National Bowelscan program known as “Bowelscan WA” 
What difference will the Project/Program make? Provides annual bowel cancer testing at a very low cost to participants, enabling the early detection of bowel cancers and polyps. Physicians and health insurance funds recommend testing stools at least once a year for faecal occult blood.
Other Benefits (Include sustainability of benefits, fun to do, recognition for Heirisson)  Rotary Club of Heirisson is placed in front of various pharmacies