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In addition 16 patients were enrolled in the ACT Health Intermittent care service as of 3 March 2005.

(2) The average number per month of nursing home type patients occupying hospital beds since January 2004 is shown in the table below:

Average number of Nursing Home Type Patients by month and hospital January 2004 to January 2005

Hospital

Jan

04

Feb

04

Mar

04

Apr

04

May

04

Jun

04

Jul

04

Aug

04

Sep

04

Oct

04

Nov

04

Dec

04

Jan

05

TCH

9

7

23

21

18

20

25

16

15

10

11

16

15

Calvary

6

6

6

6

10

8

6

7

7

6

6

3

9

Hospitals-ACT Hospice

(Question No 157)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

(1) How many patients (a) are currently occupying beds at the ACT Hospice, (b) have occupied beds at the ACT Hospice per month since January 2004 and (c) are currently on the waiting list for a bed at the ACT Hospice;

(2) Has the Government received any representations to expand the ACT Hospice; if so, from whom and what has been the Government's response to these representations.

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

(1) (a) During January 2005, 28 patients occupied beds at Clare Holland House.

(b) The following table identifies the number of patients that occupied beds in Clare Holland House from January to December 2004.

Month

Number of Patients

Month

Number of Patients

January

20

July

27

February

34

August

36

March

16

September

31

April

23

October

23

May

31

November

30

June

27

December

26

Table: Number of Patients at Clare Holland House per month,

January - December 2004

(c) At 31 January 2005, there were 5 patients on the waiting list for a bed at Clare Holland House.

(2) (a) Yes

(b) Representations have been received from the ACT Palliative Care Society

(c) The Government will consider requests for increased funding for services in the context of budget considerations.


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