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Grant for school dental scheme in Queensland



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JOINT PRESS" STATEMENT BY THE COMMONWEALTH MINISTER FOR HEALTH, MR RALPH HUNT, AND THE QUEENSLAND MINISTER FOR HEALTH, SIR WILLIAM KNOX

GRANT FOR SCHOOL DENTAL SCHEME IN QUEENSLAND

The Commonwealth Minister for Health, Mr Ralph Hunt, .

and the Queensland Minister for Health, Sir William Knox,

today announced a School Dental Scheme allocation of $448 250

to Queensland.

The Commonwealth will make a grant of $224 125, which

will be matched by State funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The Ministers said that the grant would be· used for

the construction of eight school dental clinics, and the

provision of facilities at two schools to enable the operation

of mobile school dental clinics. .

The Commonwealth has allocated $18.9 million for the

School Dental Scheme in 1978-79, of which Queensland is to

receive $3.42 million. Each. State matches the Commonwealth

allocation on an agreed 50:50 cost sharing basis.

One hundred and fifty-seven school dental clinics and

two dental therapy schools are presently either operating or

under construction in Queensland.

Currently the School Dental Scheme is concentrating

on the provision of free dental care, including dental health

education, to primary school children, thereby in the longer

term, improving the dental health of the community.

Dental care under the Scheme is mainly provided by

dental therapists working under the general direction and

control of dentists.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS, SEE OVER

SCHOOL DENTAL SCHEME - QUEENSLAND

' DETAILS OH GRANT FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Federal Project

Electorate ·

School Dental Clinics

Bowman Cleveland State School

Brisbane ■ St Williams Convent School Grovely

Fadden Harris Fields State School

Fisher Kallangur State School

Griffith Morningside State School

Leichhardt Mareeba State School

Lilley Sandgate State School

Wide Bay ' Maryborough West State School

Facilities for School

Dental Caravans

Dawson Dysart State School

Kennedy Blackwater State School

TOTAL GRANT

Grant

$

23 030

22 514

31 837

34 306

24 550

'40 000 23 406

23 022

975

485

$224 125

CANBERRA: 1 3 March 1979