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Yea leads the way in rural health, after 120 skin checks at the saleyards

Hailey Docking, Yea District Memorial Hospital, Yea optometrist Kelly Wilsmore and Yea & District Memorial Hospital cardiac nurse Shona Miljkovic at Yea saleyards. Picture by Rachel Simmonds

11 April 2024

One in six farmers have had skin procedures during their health checks at Yea, as one local hospital has conducted more than 200 health checks at monthly store sales.

Yea & District Memorial Hospital could roll out its mobile health checks to store sales across Victoria, after farmers were part of more than 200 health checks at their local saleyards.

The hospital started visiting farmers and the broader community at Yea Saleyards in November, with on-the-spot cardiovascular health checks, heat, health and skin checks, hearing and optometry checks.


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