Health

Campaign update: Keep our hospitals public

Efforts to oppose the part-privatisation of Shellharbour Hospital stepped up last month, with Unanderra CPSA front and centre.

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Ambulance ‘superstations’ under question

Centralised ambulance superstations raise concerns for patients. 

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David and Goliath: the story of Australia’s health care system

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched court action against private health insurer NIB following allegations that the company failed to inform customers of changes to their policies, leading to unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.

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Community push for palliative care

The NSW Government has announced a $100m increase in funding for palliative care as part of the state's 2017-18 Budget.

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Budget 2017: Palliative care

The Government will provide $8.3 million over three years from 2017-18 to provide palliative care services for people who would prefer to be cared for in their homes rather than in a hospital or hospice setting.

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