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.
If you want your teeth or dentures seen to by the public dental health system there are three hurdles, two of which are waiting lists.
More than $1 billion was committed at the last NSW election to upgrade hospitals at Maitland, Wyong, Goulburn and Shellharbour and for improvements at a fifth, in Bowral.
CPSA has heard many stories from members and others about the long waiting times for public dental work through NSW Health. It means, for example, that people whose dentures need a reline to become usable again, wait for months and months.
CPSA has received and accepted an invitation to participate in the Geriatric Dental Advisory Group, which brings together organisations and persons with expertise and interest in geriatric care to provide advice to the Centre for Oral Health Strategy in the NSW Ministry of Health.
THE estimated 91,000 people who lost their pension as of 1 January 2017 would have received a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card as well as a Low Income Health Care Card.