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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1407..


(a) in the last four months - 18 December 2002 (8), January 2003 (6), February 2003 (1) and March 2003 (3);

(b) to date this financial year - 28

(c) in 2001-02 - 66

(d) in 2000-01 - 63

(2) The following hospitals have been utilized for the delivery of treatment during

2002-03:

(a) Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong

(b) Nepean Hospital, Penrith

(c) Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney

(d) Riverina Cancer Care Centre, Wagga

(e) Royal Adelaide Hospital

(f) Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

(g) Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

(h) Royal Womens Hospital, Sydney

(i) Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Sydney

(j) St George Cancer Centre, Sydney

(k) St Vincents Hospital, Sydney

(l) Sydney Childrens Hospital, Sydney

(m) Wesley Clinic, Brisbane

(3) The cost to the ACT of the Interstate Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has been as follows:

(a) in the last four months - $17,152.94 (December 2002 - $5,968.46, January 2003 - $4,826.00, February 2003 - $1,850.48 and March 2003 - $4,508.00)

(b) to date this financial year - $23,086.38

(c) in 2001-02 - $48,855.74

(d) in 2000-01 - $36,206.73

(4) There are no other costs to the ACT incurred in sending patients interstate for treatment.

Hospitals-interstate patients

(Question No 475)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health:

In relation to the cost of interstate patients:

(1) Can the Minister provide a detailed list of the cost (a) to date this financial year and (b) in 2001-02 of interstate patients on the ACT Health system;

(2) Did the cross border funds allocated to the ACT from NSW cover the cost of interstate patients in 2001-02;


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