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How will the next weeks and months look like for people who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 in NSW?

For people who can’t be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical reasons, or who are vaccinated but who build a weaker immune response to the vaccine due to their condition, the experience of re-opening NSW will likely be very different to the one of healthy, fully vaccinated people.

We talked to Alexandra Martiniuk, a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, about what to expect.

Healthcare visiting guide

During the pandemic there have been some negative, unintended and significant consequences to patients and families navigating a very different health care landscape. To continue to combat the threat of the virus together, and using the hindsight built from experience so far, we have engaged with leading consumer representatives to support the decision-making process.

Cost of health care: Consumer Stories of Patient Experience and Economic Disadvantage in NSW

New research, commissioned by the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and undertaken by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) and us, shows the relationship between economic disadvantage and patient experience of health services across New South Wales. The research, and the patient stories we collected, focus on the costs, delays and expectations experienced by patients of General Practitioners, private and public dental, and medical specialist services in NSW.