Robinson to deliver $400k boost for Cleveland dental clinics

23 January 2015

Cleveland residents will be able to access better oral healthcare for their families, under a Newman LNP Government plan to refurbish local dental clinics.

LNP Member for Cleveland, Mark Robinson today announced $200,000 worth of equipment upgrades at the Redlands Dental Clinic and $200,000 equipment upgrades at the Cleveland School Dental Clinic.

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

“I’m pleased to announce a total of $400,000 for upgrades at two Cleveland dental clinics and if returned as part of our strong LNP team I look forward to delivering this commitment if we are re-elected.”

Mr Robinson said the upgrades to the Redlands Dental Clinic would include an additional surgery with a dental chair, and improved storage facility for patient records.

The $200,000 Cleveland School Dental Clinic upgrade would include an additional two chair demountable surgery – allowing dentists and dental nurses to perform check-ups and treat more children.

“I’m proud to be a member of the strong Newman LNP team that has a strong plan for health, and the disciplined economic record to improve healthcare for Queensland families,” he said.

An additional $200,000 will be committed to upgrading telecommunications for mobile dental clinics that visit schools throughout the Metro South region.

Mr Robinson said in just three years, the LNP Government had dramatically improved health services in the region.

“Under Labor, the number of people waiting more than two years for dental care in the Metro South Hospital and Health Service was 10,859 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.”

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