29,000 Victorians missed out on breast screening due to Labor’s cuts to women’s health.
The Andrews Labor Government has admitted that through its lack of funding, up to 29,000 Victorians will miss out on vital breast screening services.
Under Andrews Labor Government, Victoria is experiencing an alarming reduction in breast screenings – first through funding cuts to health, then ongoing COVID lockdowns and now, the refusal by the government to properly fund screening services.
As a result, 49,000 Victorians who would ordinarily be able to receive a breast screening were not able to do so.
At a recent Parliamentary committee hearing, a government spokesperson confirmed that top-up funding had only been provided for 20,000 breast screens (out of the 49,000 cancelled), meaning 29,000 Victorians will miss out.
That’s 29,000 Victorian women that could miss out on an early diagnosis and miss out on receiving life-saving treatment for breast cancer.