Health

Private health insurance looking unhealthy

Private health cover is fast becoming something only the rich can afford.

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Push for Palliative Petition aiming for 90,000 signatures

The Push for Palliative campaign was launched by Dr Yvonne McMaster in 2011 following palliative care funding cuts in Northern Sydney. Initially a campaign to have the funding restored, it has grown into a state-wide effort to improve access to palliative care for NSW residents.

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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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