Action Cancer’s mobile resource centre, the Big Bus, is sponsored by Centra & Supervalu and its independent retailers.
Each year, we brings its services to over 235 locations across Northern Ireland, including workplaces, schools and community groups. We don't decide on our own location schedule, but instead rely on these partners organisations to host a visit.
The primary function of the Big Bus is to provide digital breast screening for women aged 40-49 and 70+. We also offer M.O.T. health checks for men and women aged 16 and over. Every year, the Big Bus provides approximately 5,000 breast screenings and 4,000 MOT health checks within local communities.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and currently operates 3 days per week - generally Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Appointments run from 9:15am - 3.30pm.
To book an appointment for a Breast Screening or MOT Health Check when the Big Bus is next in your area, call 028 9080 3344 Option 5 or book online here .
Groups and companies interested in hosting the Big Bus should contact 028 9080 3370, or email [email protected].
** Selected dates can also be provisionally booked via our online facility here. Choose the 'Organisations' section. **
Click on the video below to view the Big Bus and what it has to offer:
Centra & SuperValu
The main sponsor for the Big Bus is Centra & SuperValu and its independent retailers. The organisations have provided more than £3 million of funding to keep the bus moving since its launch in 2006. The money is raised through events organised by Centra & SuperValu’s dedicated staff and collections made in store.
Northern Ireland Volvo truck and bus dealer, Dennison Commercials Ltd, has carried out all of the maintenance requirements on the Big Bus cab to keep it safe and road-legal at no cost to Action Cancer.
Montgomery Refrigeration Ltd provides servicing for air conditioning and dehumidifiers onboard the Big Bus at no cost to Action Cancer.
SDC Trailers have provided maintenance and repair cover for the Big Bus trailer since December 2013.
Since July 2014 Irish Waste have provided free environmental waste management for the Big Bus.
A One Tyres
A One Tyres provide free tyre servicing for the Big Bus and Action Cancer’s Support Car.
From 2014, Manfreight Ltd. Have provided free housing for the Big Bus.