Health

ACCC and hearing aid rip-offs

Hearing aids range in price from around $1,500 to $15,000 per pair. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is encouraging consumers to be aware that hearing clinics are for the most part profit-making businesses and to shop around for the best hearing aid for their needs.

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How dental waiting lists work in NSW

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.

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Hospital privatisation put on ice

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.

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CPSA campaign on public dental care

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.

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CPSA joins dental advisory group

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.

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