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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3506..


(3) What is the average cost per bed per night for patients in (a) the rehabilitation unit and (b) an acute care ward at TCH.

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

(1) The average length of stay for a patient separated from the rehabilitation unit of The Canberra Hospital during 2007-08 was 10.5 days.

(2) (a) The shortest length of stay for a patient in the rehabilitation unit at TCH is 2 days. This occurred in 2007

(b) The longest length of stay for a patient in the rehabilitation unit at TCH is 807 days. This length of time was current at the time of preparation of this response. I am advised that the patient to whom these figures apply remains an in-patient of the rehabilitation unit.

(3) (a) The average cost per bed night for patients in the rehabilitation unit at TCH using the latest available published data (National Hospital Cost Data Collection published in 2008 for 2006-07) was $785. This average is based on the average length of stay for rehabilitation patients. This figure cannot be extrapolated for patients with lengths of stay greater than the average as the costs for such patients is dependant on the level care and services required to improve or maintain a patient's condition.

(b) The average cost per bed night for patients in an acute care ward at TCH using the latest available published data (National Hospital Cost Data Collection published in 2008 for 2006-07) was $1,578

Schools—enrolments

(Question No 230)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 23 June 2009:

(1) What factors determine a change in Priority Enrolment Areas (PEAs).

(2) How many changes to PEAs have been made in the 2009 school year and what schools are affected by this change.

(3) When were the changes to (a) Chapman and (b) Arawang primary schools PEAs made and by whom.

(4) What is the strategy to communicate the changes of PEAs to the potential school communities.

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

(1) Each year the Department reviews Priority Enrolment Areas (PEAs) by considering factors such as enrolment capacity, demographic trends and projected enrolments.


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