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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4001..


Answers to questions

Hospitals—funding

(Question No 467)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 August 2005:

(1) What was the level of funding for the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05;

(2) What are the forecast levels of funding for the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in 2005-06;

(3) How many beds have been available in the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05;

(4) How many beds are currently available at the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in 2005-06;

(5) Does the ACT health system have enough adequately trained staff who are specifically trained in the needs of children and young people;

(6) On how many occasions in the last 12 month have children been accommodated with adults at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital.

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

For this reply "paediatric"is defined as a child aged 12 years or less.

(1)

What was the level of funding for the paediatric ward at

(a)

The Canberra Hospital for

(i)

2001-02

$4.4M

(ii)

2002-03

$4.5M

(iii)

2003-04

$4.2M

(iv)

2004-05

$4.7M

These figures represent funding for the inpatient and outpatient areas, as they were not split for budget purposes until 2003-04.

(b)

Calvary Hospital for

(i)

2001-02

nil

(ii)

2002-03

nil

(iii)

2003-04

nil

(iv)

2004-05

nil


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