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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 980..


What was the total amount of funding allocated to Sids and Kids ACT, either through recurrent funding or grants programs, from the ACT Government in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04, (e) 2004-05 and (f) 2005-06.

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

Prior to the 2002-03 financial year, SIDS and Kids ACT did not receive any Government assistance. The following schedule indicates the amount of ACT Health funding provided to SIDS and Kids ACT from 2000-01 to 2005-06.

ACT HEALTH

(a)

2000-01

$

0

(b)

2001-02

$

0

(c)

2002-03

$

105,334

(d)

2003-04

$

107,704

(e)

2004-05

$

112,204

(f)

2005-06

$

115,009

ACT Health is the only ACT Government agency to provide funding to SIDS and Kids ACT. The increase of $4,500 between 2003-04 and 2004-05 includes a recurrent amount of $ 2,346 to cover increase in wages under the Social and Community Services (ACT) Award.

Hospitals- midwifery program

(Question No 944)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) What is the monthly average number of mothers who opt to use the midwifery program for child birth since its inception;

(2) How broadly has the midwifery program widened since its inception at The Canberra Hospital, for example, how many women could access the service at its inception compared to the current day;

(3) Is the Government looking to expand the program further than its current capacity;

(4) How many midwives are currently working in the ACT health system;

(5) Is the Government looking to recruit more midwives and what is the current availability of midwives.

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

(1)

Year

Average per month

Total number accessing program

1999

41

493

2000

46

555

2001

43

517

2002

45

542


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