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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1215..


(5) Do the waiting list figures at (4) above include clients from Queanbeyan or other parts of NSW; if so, how many people in this situation are represented on this list;

(6) Can an estimate be provided of the total number of people who are on waiting lists for aged care facilities in the A.C.T. and who are not included on the list held by ACAT;

(7) How many dementia specific designated beds are there currently in the A.C.T.;

(8) Is there a dementia specific waiting list held by ACAT at present; if so, how many

people are on this list.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services uses the four regions, Belconnen, City, Tuggeranong and Woden as the regional breakup of public housing locations.


For each of the four regions the number of aged persons units is as follows:

Belconnen

258

City

449

Tuggeranong

142

Woden

526

(2) Applicants are to select more than one location, therefore the wait time by region is not an accurate measure.


The number of applicants, time on the waiting list and allocation priority for older persons accommodation is noted in the table below.

Housing Register:

Aged Applications for Aged Persons Accommodation

Aged Applications not for Aged Persons Accommodation

Average Number of Days on Waiting List

TOTALS

Early Allocation Category 1

2

3

274

5

Early Allocation Category 2

6

9

625

15

Standard Allocation Category 3

80

31

883

111

TOTALS

88

43

830

131

(3) Information from the ACT Office of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing is that, as of December 30, 2003:

(a)

There were 643 operational high level residential aged care beds in the ACT;

(b)

There were 931 operational low level residential aged care beds in the ACT;


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