Eastern Access Community Health (EACH) is a community based health provider, that delivers a range of wellbeing and health services for the community, including assistance for problem gamblers, counselling, support for people with disabilities and dental services. EACH currently provides three dental chairs and the organisation has repeatedly stated the case for additional chairs to reduce waiting lists through submissions to the State Government.
The State Government released its budget last week, which excluded funding for additional community based dental facilities for Eastern Access Community Health. The Maroondah Leader has reported on the ongoing need for community based dental services:
Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin said the council supported any increase in dental chairs. “There is a crying need and this has to be addressed,” Cr Makin said,
Waiting lists for community based dental services has remained at 23 months over the past several years and there is a need clear for investment in improved services. Maroondah City Council supports the increase in dental chairs to improve the health and wellbeing our community.