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PCH clinic: Paediatric dental surgery to open at Busselton Health Campus

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WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson.
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Urgent dental care for kids will soon be available close to home thanks to a new pediatric dental clinic set to open at Busselton Hospital.

On Tuesday Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson announced the new clinic will be run through under the expert care of the dental surgeons from the Perth Children’s Hospital.

Children would need a referral from their local dental care provider to be seen at the paediatric dental surgery at Busselton Health Campus.

The service is expected to run monthly, before doubling to fortnightly from January 2023 to provide even more opportunities for families in the region.

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Ms Sanderson said everyone in WA deserved access to “world-class healthcare.”

“This new surgical service will make it easier for South West families to access urgent care dental extractions closer to home,” she said.

“We want all Western Australians to have access to world-class healthcare no matter where they live, and we are working hard to expand the range of surgical and other health services in our regions.”

The new surgery comes as part of the continued collaboration between WA Country Health Service and the Child and Adolescent Health Service.

The clinic would also provide extensive clinical training opportunities for Busselton’s day surgery and recovery teams through their work to support the PCH dental team.

Paediatric dental surgery is the latest in the State Government’s expansion of health services in the region.

It comes after the introduction of joint replacement surgery at BHC in 2018, with almost 1000 Busselton locals taking advantage of the procedure in their community without the hassle of travelling far distances.

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