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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 3 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 992..


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

(1) Domestic Animal Services (DAS) took in a total of 1491 dogs in 2012 (including a carryover of 35 dogs from 2011).

(2) In 2012 DAS euthanised a total of 226 dogs.

(3) The re-homing figure provided to The Canberra Times was calculated by using the following information:

      •     1311 dogs were identified as suitable for re-homing in 2012.

      •     66 dogs out of the 1311 dogs identified as suitable for re-homing were unable to be re-homed and were euthanised.

      •     Therefore 1245 out of 1311 dogs were re-homed in 2012.

      •     This gives a re-homing rate of 95%.

Note: The remaining 20 dogs were carried over from 2012 to 2013.

Health—renal patients (Question No 65)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 14 February 2013:

(1) What is the total payment to be received from the NSW Government under the Renal Services Agreement for (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15, (d) 2015-16 and (e) 2016-17.

(2) What was the total number of renal patients treated in the ACT in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

(3) What was the total number of NSW residents treated as renal patients in the ACT in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

(4) What was the total amount received from the NSW Government for the treatment of NSW residents for renal services in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

(5) What is the total number of NSW residents that will be treated each year in the ACT under the Renal Services Agreement.

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

(1) The ACT Government Health Directorate expects to receive approximately $190,000 per annum from Southern New South Wales Local Health District (SNSWLHD) for the provision of clinical over sight of renal patients within SNSWLHD under the current renal agreement.

(a) For the period 24 December 2012 - 30 June 2013, a period of six months $95,000;

(b) (c) (d) and (e) Thereafter $190,000 per annum, based on current staffing levels, however throughout the term of the Agreement increased services will necessitate extra resources that will be negotiated with SNSWLHD as required.

(2)


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