The 2017-18 NSW Budget was announce on 20 June. Here are some of the key announcements.
NSW 2017-18 Budget at a Glance
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Some of the key budget measures impacting older people in NSW are listed below:
$2.8 billion of capital investment in health over four years to 2020-21 including: Investment in new and refurbished hospitals and health facilities including at Randwick Campus, Campbelltown (including enhanced paediatric services and mental health services), Tweed, Nepean, Maitland, Concord, Shellharbour, Hornsby, Wyong, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour, Goulburn, Mudgee, Inverell and Cooma
$100 million for a new palliative care package
$200 million to continue the upgrade of Train stations to improve accessibility
Funding maintained of the Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit, Tech Savvy Seniors and NSW Seniors Card
$10 million additional funding towards delivering increased dental services, enabling around 17,000 more patients to receive a course of dental care.
An extra $2.4 million for older persons community mental health services to be delivered through local health districts