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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (13 December) . . Page.. 292..


Aged-care facilities

(Question No 4)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 12 December 2001:

In relation to facilities for the aged:

(1) By region:

(a) How many aged persons units exist;

(b) How many people do these units accommodate; and

(c) What is the (i) waiting list number and (ii) expected wait, for such accommodation.

(2) By region, how many (a) public and (b) private (i) nursing home beds and (ii) respite beds are there.

(3) By region, are there any figures on (a) waiting lists for nursing home beds by region, or (b) in total and if so, (c) what are they.

(4) How many dementia designated beds are there.

(5) Is there a waiting list for these.

(6) What are the current (a) regional and (b) total waiting list figures.

(7) By region, how many (a) residential aged care units are there and (b) what are the waiting list figures for residential aged care units.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is:

In relation to facilities for the aged:

1. By region:

(a) How many aged persons units exist;

In the Belconnen area there are 169 one bedroom units and 75 two bedroom units specifically for aged persons.

In the City area there are 268 one bedroom units and 173 two bedroom units specifically for aged persons.

In the Gungahlin area there are 10 one bedroom units and 9 two bedroom units specifically for aged persons.

In the Tuggeranong area there are 86 one bedroom units and 39 two bedroom units specifically for aged persons.

In the Weston Creek area there are 119 one bedroom units and 17 two bedroom units specifically for aged persons.

In Woden there are 253 one bedroom units and 118 one bedroom units.


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