Monday, July 31, 2006

In Hell They Nash Teeth

Dental Health
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
Liberal Leader Peter Debnam, Leader of The Nationals Andrew Stoner and Shadow Health Minister Jillian Skinner today announced a dental health policy to help hundreds of thousands of people in NSW get their teeth fixed in the public health system.

“NSW must move beyond Labor’s excuses and simply make funding available to allow people to get their teeth fixed, “ Mr Debnam said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“In NSW there are 215,000 people on the waiting list needing dental work. I want to move beyond Labor’s excuses, fix the problem and allow these people to get the dental care they so desperately need.

“I will make sure the 215,000 people on NSW dental waiting lists can get that care quickly.

“These people are waiting for dental care because Morris Iemma won’t face up to the failure of his NSW dental health system.

“The policy announced today will attract dental care professionals to work in the public health system. Dental professionals are some of the state’s most important frontline workers and NSW needs more of them.

“This policy will attract more talented people to the sector and will give them the support they need and deserve.”

Mrs Skinner said: “This vital area of public health has been neglected for too long. A massive injection of funds is needed to halt the decay of the system and a comprehensive strategy that encompasses support for dental professionals and preventative solutions are needed to secure a healthy future.”

Mr Stoner said the impact of Labor's neglect of dental health was acute in rural and regional NSW.