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Greens back world-class Dental School and Hospital for Adelaide

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Sarah Hanson-Young 3 Sep 2013

The Greens have released their plan for a world-class Dental School and Hospital upgrade in Adelaide today.

“Adelaide needs a world class dental school and hospital, but so far the state and federal Labor governments have refused to come to the table,” South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“The current Dental Hospital facilities need to be upgraded. The hospital site on North Terrace would be the perfect place to set up a new facility for both the current dental hospital and the Adelaide University dental school.

“That is why the Greens would commit $100m relocate and update the facility in a joint effort with the University of Adelaide.

“The Greens have already secured Denticare, included in Medicare, for 3.4 million Australian children giving them access to proper dental healthcare regardless of their family’s income.

“We have outlined our plan to give all Australians access to that Denticare over the coming years, beginning with those most in need.

“This won’t be enough in itself though, as funding for public dental healthcare facilities in South Australia is absolutely essential.

“With the majority of public dental health care carried out by the University of Adelaide and their students at the Dental Hospital, it is essential that we fund the services adequately. 

“The Labor Party have failed at both a state and federal level on this, but the Greens are standing up for South Australia.”

 

You can reda more about the Greens plan for a world class Dental School and Hospital in Adelaide here

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