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

Hospital privatisations dead and buried

Cast your mind back to September 2016, when the NSW Minister for Health announced plans to privatise five major hospitals, including Wyong, Goulbourn, Shellharbour, Bowral and Maitland. Since then, following community backlash, the NSW Government has decided to back down on its project to sell off regional hospitals.

Read more: Hospital privatisations dead and buried

NSW health care too costly for some

In a recent survey comparing health care for older patients in eleven countries around the world, NSW has been ranked worst for affordability.

Read more: NSW health care too costly for some

The public dental debacle

It is no secret that dental care is one of the greatest areas of health inequality within Australia. Public dental care is woefully underfunded and private dental is unaffordable for most people living on low fixed incomes.

Read more: The public dental debacle

My Health Record expansion

The Australian Government is expanding the My Health Record system. Over the next two years $374.2 million will be invested to expand the system.

Read more: My Health Record expansion

Victorian voluntary euthanasia bill is passed

Late November 2017, Victoria became the first and only state in the country with a euthanasia scheme.

Read more: Victorian voluntary euthanasia bill is passed

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