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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4808..


Health—rehabilitation services (Question No 1784)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 September 2011 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Health):

In relation to the 2011-12 Budget, Health Directorate Output Class 1.5, what is the (a) total amount budgeted for rehabilitation services, (b) forecasted growth in patient demand for rehabilitation services, (c) total amount budgeted for inpatient rehabilitation services, (d) forecasted growth in patient demand for inpatient rehabilitation services, (e) total amount budgeted for outpatient rehabilitation services, (f) forecasted growth in patient demand for outpatient rehabilitation services, (g) total amount budgeted for aged and community care and (h) forecasted growth in patient demand for aged and community care, for the financial years (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15.

Mr Corbell: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

The Health Directorate does not budget at the levels specified in questions (a), (c), (e) and (g). The total budget for Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care for 2011-12 is $122.490m. This can be broken down to functional services as follows:

$000's Hospital Based Rehabilitation & Aged Care 16,899 Community Based Rehabilitation & Aged Care 19,833 Community Care Programs 18,082 Calvary Sub-Acute Services 5,103 Non-Government Organisations - Aged Care 41,283 Non-Government Organisations - Other Community Services 21,290

Note: above expenses include corporate overheads for financial services, human resources, information technology and business and infrastructure costs.

The forecast growth in patient demand for (b), (d), (f) and (h) is 3% per annum.

Health—chronic health care services (Question No 1785)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 September 2011:

(1) In relation to the 2011-12 Budget, Health Directorate Output Class 1.6, what is the (a) total amount budgeted for chronic healthcare services and (b) forecasted growth in patient demand for chronic healthcare services, for the financial years (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15.

(2) Can the Minister list the programs that are provided under the budget for chronic healthcare services.

(3) What is the (a) total amount budgeted for preventative health services and (b) forecasted growth in patient demand for preventative health services, for the financial years (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13, (iii) 2013-14 and (iv) 2014-15.


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