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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1275..


  • Women escaping domestic violence: Beryl and Doris Women's Refuges are referred through the Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Louisa.
  • Generalist accommodation providers: Havelock House, Kaidesh, Rahula Community Lodge. Lifeline callers are provided with information about the private sector including hotel, motel and caravan park accommodation options. Callers were also referred to non-accommodation services where those services may provide assistance to address issues impacting on their accommodation situation.
  • Lifeline also provided information on:

    Cooma Monaro Crisis Service (NSW), Goulburn Emergency Accommodation Service (NSW), Bega Women's Refuge (NSW), Edil Quinn (NSW), Gudu Wondjer Women's Service (NSW), Kennedy House (NSW), Moruya Woman's Refuge (NSW), Moruya Youth Refuge(NSW).

    (7) 259 individual/ household accommodation places are available in the ACT this figure does not include accommodation accessed through brokerage funds.

    (8) Data is provided on a six monthly basis and has not yet been provided for 2006.

    (9) The current funding allocation for Lifeline CEAS is $82,110. Lifeline has received indexation increases annually to the base funding since its first year of operation.

    (10) The total funding allocation for (a) 2005-06 for the Emergency Accommodation Fund is $392,000. (b) The funding for 2004-05 was $381,000.

    (11) Funds are allocated by funding agreement to Lifeline and Anglicare CEAS as the providers of these services. All funds were dispensed from the Emergency Accommodation Fund in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 75% of the funds have been dispensed in 2005-06.

    Hospitals—bypasses

    (Question No 942)

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

    (1) On how many occasions did (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital go on bypass in (a) January and (b) February to date;

    (2) How many patients were affected by bypass on each occasion in (a) January and (b) February to date;

    (3) On how many occasions in (a) January and (b) February to date did patients wait on gurneys in the corridor with paramedics until a bed became available;

    (4) Of those patients waiting on gurneys in (a) January and (b) February to date, (i) what was their ailment and (ii) what was their triage category;

    (5) How many paramedics in (a) January and (b) February to date, were forced to wait with patients and for what length of time on each occasion was a patient forced to wait in a corridor until a bed became available.


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