People with disability use a range of mainstream health services—such as GPs, medical specialists and dentists. Some experience difficulties in accessing these services, such as unacceptable or lengthy waiting times, cost, inaccessibility of buildings, and discrimination by health professionals.

  • Cat. no: DIS 70
Findings from this report:
  • 1 in 8 people with disability aged under 65 who needed help with health-care had no source of assistance

  • 1 in 6 people with disability aged under 65 experienced discrimination by health staff (GP, nurse, hospital staff)

  • 1 in 5 people with disability aged under 65 delayed or did not see a GP because of the cost

  • 2 in 5 people with disability aged under 65 had difficulty accessing medical facilities (GP, dentist, hospital)