About us2023-12-11T16:20:22+10:00

About us

Community and Oral Health provides accessible, culturally safe and compassionate care to patients in their home, at our oral health clinics and mobile dental vans, community and residential facilities, and bedded services.

We are committed to delivering convenient care in the community which provides a safe alternative to hospital treatment, and helps people avoid being re-admitted to hospital.

We support people with longer-term complex medical conditions to improve their overall health and wellbeing, dental hygiene and independence in the community.

The community and oral health services we deliver include:

  • Residential aged care at two nursing homes at Brighton and Kippa Ring
  • Oral health care across multiple adult, adolescent and children’s clinics and mobile sites
  • Community-based, home visiting and bedded rehabilitation services
  • Palliative care in the home
  • Complex chronic disease and healthy aging care at our community facilities or in the home
  • Care in the home
  • Transitional bedded and community-based services for people returning home or entering a nursing home.

Our patients and residents receive great care from our highly trained, multidisciplinary teams of medical, nursing, specialist oral health and allied health staff with the skills and experience to treat a complex range of health conditions.

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Key Actions

  • Commit to establishing at least two formal partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to improve our services to Indigenous Australians by May 2019.
  • Establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural governance committee to review the cultural appropriateness of CISS policies and programs by September 2018.
  • Increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff representation levels from five per cent, by one per cent per year until 2020.
  • Provide scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to access further training and qualifications by September 2018/2019.
  • Ensure all staff have attended a face to face cultural practice program training session by May 2020.

View the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Watch our video

This video provides an overview of the plan and the celebratory event.

Community and Oral Health Snapshot 2023

Cover of Community and Oral Health Snapshot 2023Each year, Community and Oral Health (COH) connects tens of thousands of people to community-based health care needed following their hospital stay.

COH provides more than 250,000 patient appointments or visits in the home, at our oral health clinics, health facilities, mobile dental vans and bedded services, as well as to residents at our residential aged and disability care facilities.

Find out more about recent successes.

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