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Answers to questions

Hospitals—bed categories

(Question No 1745)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 13 November 2007:

(1) What are the different categories of hospital beds in the public hospital system in the ACT;

(2) How many beds were there in each of those categories listed in part (1) in each year from 1990 to 2007.

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

(1) Public hospital beds are categorised as "Number of public acute and psychiatric hospitals and available beds, by hospital size, states and territories"and reported annually in the "Australian Hospital Statistics"Report. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) publish this report and the data is presented on a financial year basis and the latest data available is 2005-06.

(2) This data is presented in the table below.

Financial Year

Hospital size

(10 or less beds)

Hospital size (more than 10 to 50 beds

Hospital size *(more than 100 to 200 beds)

Hospital size (more than 200 to 500 beds)

Hospital size (more than 500 beds)

Total

1989-1990

Prior to 1996-1997 the AIHW did not publish national data on different categories of beds. Bed numbers were reported by total.

866

1990-1991

866(a)

1991-1992

824

1992-1993

824(a)

1993-1994

765

1994-1995

777

1995-1996

780

1996-1997

x

11

182

x

591

784

1997-1998

10

x

167

x

591

768

1998-1999

10

x

162

x

538

710

1999-2000

10

x

162

x

503

675

2000-2001

x

18

162

x

504

684

2001-2002

10

x

162

498

x

670

2002-2003

10

x

179

493

x

682

2003-2004

10

x

175

498

x

683

2004-2005

10

x

174

495

x

679

2005-2006

10

x

194

x

510

714

(a) Data reported for 2 year period

Schools—closures

(Question No 1748)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 13 November 2007:


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