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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1226..


(6) As per response in part (3).

(7) Nil. The "call select"service is not offered through any Telecommunications contracts managed by Shared Services.

(8) For the ACT Executive the average usage cost per mobile per month is $55.83.

(9) Nil. The "call select"service is not offered through any Telecommunications contracts managed by Shared Services.

Health—lymphoedema (Question No 2034)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 21 February 2012:

(1) What services are currently provided in the ACT to people suffering from Lymphoedema.

(2) How many patients does ACT Health, including Calvary Health Care, treat for Lymphoedema.

(3) What are the costs per annum to the ACT Government for providing Lymphoedema treatment.

(4) Are Lymphoedema services provided free of charge to the patients; if not, (a) what are the fees that patients must pay when receiving those services and what rebates are available to them and (b) which of those rebates are up front and which are claimed after payments have been made.

(5) What techniques are used to detect Lymphoedema early and is bioimpedance spectroscopy used.

(6) In patients susceptible to Lymphoedema are pre-surgery baselines and post surgery monitoring undertaken for patients to enable earliest possible detection and intervention.

(7) What percentage of women in the ACT that survive breast cancer go on to experience Lymphoedema.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

1) Services for treatment of Lymphoedema are provided at both Calvary Hospital and Canberra Hospital.

Calvary Hospital runs a Lymphoedema clinic which is made up of a multidisciplinary team of experts with the capability to manage complex lymphoedema.

Canberra Hospital provides service and treatment to patients with primary and secondary lymphoedema as well as the treatment of some complex lymphoedemas.


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