THE LATEST figures out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the cost of dental care continues to be a barrier for many Australians. One in five people are putting off visits to the dentist because of the cost.
FIGURES released by the NSW Bureau of Health Information shows that there are long waits for some health services with some patients waiting up to a year (or in some cases even longer) just to get to see a doctor and then be put on a waiting list.
DR Linda Samera, a GP and someone who must travel once per month to Sydney for treatment herself, has started a petition calling for adequate on-site accommodation at all major hospitals.
DYING to Know Day (D2K) to be held on 8 August is about encouraging people to discuss their end of life plans.