Health

One in five skip the dentist due to cost

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.

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Waiting to get on the waiting list

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.

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Medicare review underway

THE AUSTRALIAN Government is currently undertaking a review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Petition for more patient accommodation

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.

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Start a discussion about your end of life plans

DYING to Know Day (D2K) to be held on 8 August is about encouraging people to discuss their end of life plans.   

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