DEN­TIST’S DRILL

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Not ev­ery­one feels at ease in a med­i­cal cen­tre or in a den­tist’s chair which is why North West Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices has started an in­no­va­tive in­tro­duc­tion for its clients.

Staff at NWDS have part­nered with Cas­tle Hill Med­i­cal Cen­tre to set up the project which aims to help par­tic­i­pants be­come more fa­mil­iar and less stressed when un­der­tak­ing med­i­cal and den­tal care.

West­ern Syd­ney Univer­sity 3rd Year Med­i­cal stu­dents have been work­ing with NWDS par­tic­i­pants to im­prove their un­der­stand­ing of the pro­ce­dures in­volved.

NWDS as­sis­tant co-or­di­na­tor Ju­lia Go­laf­shan said: “Cas­tle Med­i­cal Cen­tre has been kind enough to offer their med­i­cal cen­tre as a fa­cil­ity where our par­tic­i­pants are able to make med­i­cal ap­point­ments and work through the dif­fer­ent steps in a for­mal set­ting.”

She said the feed­back from car­ers had been very pos­i­tive. So far 13 par­tic­i­pants have com­pleted their Med­i­cal and Den­tal Pro­ce­dure Com­pe­tency.

Cas­tle Med­i­cal Cen­tre’s op­er­a­tion man­ager, Sue Crook said: ”I be­lieve that this is a great ini­tia­tive and that the en­tire CMC team are happy to be part of”.

Sue Crook presents a cer­tifi­cate to Jade.

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