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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1028..


The breakdown of number of clients by age as at January 2008:

Age (years)

Number of clients

0-9

9

10-19

4

20-29

6

30-39

3

40-49

7

50-59

26

60-69

55

70-79

90

80-89

80

90-99

9

There is no charge to clients registered on the Domiciliary Oxygen Scheme for the use of oxygen up to the prescribed amount. The supply of oxygen for clients is based on the volume of oxygen prescribed by a suitably qualified doctor. If a client requires additional refills of portable oxygen above the number allocated to them, it is purchased at their own expense.

Health—influenza preparedness plan

(Question No 1862)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

Can the Minister provide an update of the revised ACT Influenza Preparedness Plan and whether this plan has been released; if so, when; if not, why not.

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

The ACT Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza has received Government approval.

The Government agreed that the public release should be withheld until the completion, by the Chief Minister's Department, of an overarching ACT Government Pandemic Planning Framework. The Government and ACT Health have now endorsed the Framework and plans are in progress for the release.

Health—occupational health and safety claims

(Question No 1863)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

Given that the ACT Government is party to the national Occupational Health and Safety Strategy 2002-2012 which targets improvements in four areas and one of these areas is Target 1 - Reduce number of claims reaching five days incapacity by 40 per cent, can the Minister provide more information in regard to the statement that a number of more complex claims has increased and what complexities are involved in such claims.

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


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