All health services must be accessible to all consumers. Those consumers who are forced to travel long distances for health care must be adequately catered for. There should be more community participation in health and community service. There is a need for adequate representation at local and regional health services. CPSA opposes a two-tier system of health care and the privatisation of health services.

Read CPSA's full health policy here

Shellharbour hospital will remain in public hands

The NSW Government has axed its plan to privatise Shellharbour hospital, following a long and fierce community campaign with South Coast CPSA branches and members prominently involved.

Read more: Shellharbour hospital will remain in public hands

Health insurance changes

Change is on the horizon for private health insurance. But what does that mean for consumers? 

Read more: Health insurance changes

Interstate ambulance charges

Attention all those travelling interstate this holiday season: Do you know whether you're covered for ambulance services in other states?

Read more: Interstate ambulance charges

Push to privatise palliative care

The NSW Government's $100 million palliative care funding package, announced in June this year was a major win for many, who had been pushing for more funding for years. But as the saying goes, the devil is in the detail.

Read more: Push to privatise palliative care

Shingles vaccine

Shingles is a serious disease, but the good news is that it's vaccine preventable. 

Read more: Shingles vaccine

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