BreastScreen wins excellence award

BreastScreen Tasmania has won the prestigious Searson Buck Business Excellence Award at a ceremony held in Hobart on October 2.

BreastScreen Tasmania faced tough competition from a record number of Tasmanian business and corporate sector entries.

Part of Hobart City Council's Exceptional Customer Service Awards for Business, BreastScreen was "mystery shopped" – right through to the researcher having a mammogram – and then faced an in-depth interview by a panel of experts to earn its award.

 BreastScreen's is an important part of the strategy to detect breast cancer early and reduce the burden of this disease on the Tasmanian community.

BreastScreen Tasmania examined a record 28,000 Tasmanian women last financial year.