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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 757..


Aged care facilities

(Question No 61)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 19 February 2002:

In relation to your response to QON 4 and specifically reply 2(b)(i) that "a number of these places (122) are not yet operational. Of these 122 places, 52 are non-operational due to building extensions and 76 have not yet been allocated by the Commonwealth":

Of the 76 places that have been allocated (50 high care, 15 low care), in what (a) category do the remaining 11 places fall, ie high, low care and (b) where will they go.

Is there a waiting list for the 76 places at (1).

What happened to the other six places in QON4 reply, ie 52+76=128.

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

The following information has been provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing which has responsibility for residential aged care.

The remaining 11 places have been allocated to low care (5 places), and Community Aged Care Packages (6 places). In total there are 50 high care packages, 20 low care packages, and 6 Community Aged Care Packages. This, plus the 52 non operational places, equates to a total of 128 places.

There is no waiting list for the 76 places as they are yet to be operational.


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