Health

New public dental scheme pulled

The May 2016 Budget papers trumpeted a huge improvement to public dental care programs run by the state and territory Governments. The plan was to replace the current Child Dental Benefits Scheme with the new Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme, extending dental benefits to eligible adults.

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Shellharbour hospital top of NSW Government’s privatisation list

THE NSW Government is charging ahead with plans to privatise hospitals in Shellharbour, Wyong, Maitland and Bowral despite major backlash from local communities and health workers. Initially the privatisation proposal also included the hospital at Goulburn, but this was dropped after a lack of interest from developers.

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How does public dental health work (in NSW)?

A surprising number of people are eligible for public dental health services.

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Shingles vaccine relief, but not for everyone

SHINGLES is a painful blistering rash caused by the same virus as chicken pox and if left untreated can lead to chronic nerve pain. Shingles is most common in older adults and people with weakened immune systems due to stress, injury or illness.

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Sick of hospital parking fees

CPSA has campaigned in the past on the unfair practice of charging parking fees at hospitals.

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