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1037 - PRIMARY SCHOOL MOBILE DENTAL PROGRAM WOLLONGONG

Scully, Paul to the Minister for Health and Medical Research
  1. On what date will the NSW Health Primary School Mobile Dental Program start in the Wollongong electorate?
  2. Why has the Illawarra region been prioritised after Western Sydney, the Mid North Coast and the Central Coast for delivery of this program?
  3. Which local schools in the Wollongong electorate will be prioritised under the program based on the level of oral health risk among their students?
  4. How many NSW Health staff will be involved in delivering the program in Wollongong schools?
  5. How many fully equipped dental vans will be available in Wollongong for the delivery of this program?
Answer -

On 20 March 2019, the Government announced an investment of $70 million over the next four years to provide 35 new mobile dental clinics, for up to 136,000 primary school children each year. As a new program, the roll out of the 35 mobile dental clinics will be gradual in the Mid North Coast, Central Coast and Western Sydney over the next four years.

An evaluation of the program will inform future Government decisions.

Question asked on 8 August 2019 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 19
Answer received on 3 September 2019 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 23