Action Cancer Big Bus on its way

Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever joins Big Bus co-ordinator Sean Conlon and SuperValu marketing manager Briege McGinty to announce the Big Bus visit to Newtownabbey in May. INNT 17-624con
Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever joins Big Bus co-ordinator Sean Conlon and SuperValu marketing manager Briege McGinty to announce the Big Bus visit to Newtownabbey in May. INNT 17-624con

ACTION Cancer is bringing its mobile unit, the Big Bus, to Newtownabbey next week as part of its regional tour.

The unit, which is the first of its kind in Europe, will be hosted by Bombardier and parked at Mossley Mill on May 9.

The 18 metre-long articulated vehicle with expanding side pods, houses cancer prevention and early detection services and staff on the unit also provide information about support services.

The mobile clinic, supported by main sponsor SuperValu, was launched in 2006 to help Action Cancer save lives and support people.

Services provided on the Big Bus, which is fully accessible for people with disabilities, include digital breast screening for women aged between 40 and 49 and over 70 as well as health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women.

Big Bus staff can provide information on complementary therapies and other cancer support services such as counselling, a Listening Ear Service, and support groups, which are available for cancer patients, their carers and families at the charity’s headquarters in Belfast and at other locations.

Appointments are available between 10am and 3pm. To book call 9080 3344.