Boost for Local School Dental Clinics

21/01/2015

Parents at local schools will be able to access better oral healthcare for their kids, under a Newman LNP Government plan to refurbish primary school dental clinics.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg today announced $200,000 worth of equipment upgrades at six schools within the Metro North Hospital and Health Service district, during a second term of government.

“The Newman LNP Government has a strong plan to revitalise frontline health services and providing our children with quality, free dental care is an important part of that plan,” he said.

“I’m pleased to announce a total of $1.2 million in funding to refurbish eight school dental clinics, which will give our dentists and dental nurses the equipment they need to best treat our kids.”

The following primary schools will each receive $200,000 to refurbish their dental clinics:

- Strathpine State School

- Kallangur State School

- The Gap State School

- Albany Creek State School

- Ferny Hills State School

- Bracken Ridge State School

LNP Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said each dental clinic would receive new dental chairs, refurbished waiting areas, and equipment would be replenished.

“Only the Newman LNP team has a strong plan for health and the disciplined economic record to improve healthcare for Queensland families.

LNP Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, highlighted the Newman Government’s achievements in reducing dental waiting lists in the region.

“Under Labor, the number of people waiting more than two years for dental care in the Metro North Hospital and Health Service was 14,307, and in just three years we’ve reduced that to ZERO.”

“The choice for voters is simple – the strong LNP team that’s reduced every single waiting list, or Labor which left patients languishing on hidden waiting lists for years.”