Rights and Responsibilities

Jillian Skinner

Health Minister Jillian Skinner today launched Multicultural Health Weekin NSW by encouraging communities from culturally and linguistically diversecommunities to participate in their own health care journey. 

At a ceremony in Parliament House, Mrs Skinnersaid thetheme in 2015 -Rights and Responsibilities: Get involved in your health care-is apt when 27% ofNSW people speak a languageother than English at homeand 31% wereborn overseas. “The NSW Government respects the right of every citizen toaccess healthcare services and information in their language or in a way they understand,” she said.


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Dental Media Alert

NSW Health is recommending that patients who have had invasive dental procedures at four private Sydney clinics over the past several years see their GP for testing for blood-borne viruses.

The advice follows a Dental Council of NSW and NSW Health investigation of the clinics, which has identified multiple infection control breaches have likely occurred over an extended period.

The four surgeries are The Gentle Dentist, located in both Campsie and the Sydney Central Business District (CBD), and Dr Robert Craige Starkenburg's clinics at Bondi Junction and Surry Hills.

NSW Health has established a public information line staffed to assist patients of either practice who may have questions on 1800 610 344