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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 12 Hansard (22 November) . . Page.. 3804..


The ACT Planning and Land Authority is required to carefully consider any approved Master Plan applying to the land when determining a Development Application.

Health—eating disorders

(Question No 1739)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 18 October 2007:

(1) How many patients attended The Eating Disorders Program located in Phillip in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, (d) 2004-2005, (e) 2005-2006 and (f) 2006-2007;

(2) How many patients attended the Throsby Place Eating Disorders Program located in Griffith in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, (d) 2004-2005, (e) 2005-2006 and (f) 2006-2007;

(3) How many people are on the waiting list for services at The Eating Disorders Program and the Throsby Place Eating Disorders Program, respectively;

(4) What type of services and support are offered to sufferers of anorexia at The Eating Disorders program;

(5) What type of services and support are offered to sufferers of bulimia at The Eating Disorders program;

(6) How many women aged 12-24 were admitted for hospitalisation at The Canberra Hospital due to eating disorders in (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003, (c) 2003-2004, (d) 2004-2005, (e) 2005-2006 and (f) 2006-2007.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Clarification:

There is only one MHACT Eating Disorders Program.

The Throsby Place Eating Disorders Program was established and located at the Griffith shops in May 2000. In July 2004 the unit changed its name to the Eating Disorders Program and moved to the Phillip Health Centre.

(1)&(2) The number of patients who attended the Eating Disorders Program located in Phillip:

(a)

2001-2002

184

(b)

2002-2003

402

(c)

2003-2004

Unknown *

(d)

2004-2005

157

(e)

2005-2006

122

(f)

2006-2007

112

* incomplete data available.

(3) There are currently two people on the waiting list for treatment at the Eating Disorders Program.


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