Healthy Kids Bus Stop Visits NSW’s Mid North Coast in April

Healthy Kids Bus Stop vehicle

Identifying children’s developmental issues before they start school is critical to their life trajectory, and children’s charity Royal Far West’s award-winning Healthy Kids Bus Stop free screening program for children aged 3-5 has been developed to help identify children who need intervention before they start school.

Registrations are now open for the Healthy Kids Bus Stop program at Eungai, Stuarts Point and Willawarrin, where each child’s screening will be undertaken by a team of local nursing and allied health staff from the Mid North Coast Local Health District including Hastings Macleay and Coffs Harbour teams.

Assessments include a child health check; hearing screening; dental check; fine and gross motor skill development screening; language and speech development check; and a food nutrition check, all at the one location in either a morning or afternoon appointment.

Children requiring further assessment will be referred to appropriate local services, and those with complex needs may also be referred to Royal Far West’s Paediatric Developmental Program.

The Healthy Kids Bus Stop will be at:

Eungai Public School on 10 April

Stuarts Point Hall on 11 April

Willawarrin Public School on 12 April

Children from surrounding towns to the venues are also invited to attend. Parents and carers need to register and can do this online here, or by calling Jennifer Dowling or John Reid on 02 8966 8557 for more information.

Royal Far West, in partnership with the Mid North Coast Local Health District and Ronald McDonald House Charities, are proud to bring this service to the community.

Hearing test

Royal Far West media contact for interviews & more pics: Deb Gibbons 0413 554 834