Stimulus versus health

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The Federal government’s stimulus package appears to have run head on into the regional dental crisis, with the future of the Milton Ulladulla dental health clinic under a cloud because of plans to demolish its site, on the grounds of Ulladulla High School, to make way for a new school hall and car park.

The New South Wales Health Minister is to be presented with a ‘please explain’ in State Parliament this week over the future of the site, which has been earmarked for demolition by the Education Department. Unfortunately, it appears that no-one has told the Health Department-the South East Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service says it has received no formal notification to vacate the site of the clinic.

Talking about the current state of affairs, the Liberal Member for South Coast, Ms. Hancock has expressed concern about the situation, as both the students and the staff have undergone a lot of stress because of the current situation.

“The development of the new hall is certainly a necessity for Ulladulla High School which has had some real problems in the past with its site but the dental clinic is also important,” Ms Hancock said.

She has asked for a proper plan by the Government to resolve the current situation, as things have reached loggerheads and the relocation of the clinic was certain. “One arm of government doesn’t seem to know what the other arm of government is doing,” she said.

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