New Standards Improve Health Access For All

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Contact: Lachlan Hazelton, Media Officer on 02 9552 1606

MEDIA RELEASE                                                              

                                                                                                            13th October 2010


                    New standards improve health access for all  


The Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) joins Disability Discrimination

Commissioner, Graeme Innes, in welcoming the release of the 4


Edition of the Royal

Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practices

and its inclusion of a requirement for general practice surgeries to have height

adjustable examination beds.

PDCN believes the use of height adjustable examination beds will assist general

practices to reduce the risk of injury to all patients, health practitioners and ancillary

professional staff. 

The Physical Disability Council of NSW congratulates the RACGP on a decision that

improves equality and access to health services for people with a physical disability as

part of the wider community. 

PDCN would also like to thank all those who have supported this issue, including the

membership of PDCN, The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Sheila King

from Access for All Alliance, Women with Disabilities Australia, People with Disability

Australia, and COTA NSW.

For more information on the campaign to improve access to height adjustable

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