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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2005) . . Page.. 4001 ..


Answers to questions

Hospitals—funding(Question No 467)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 August 2005:

What was the level of funding for the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05;

What are the forecast levels of funding for the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in 2005-06;

How many beds have been available in the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05;

How many beds are currently available at the paediatric ward at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital in 2005-06;

Does the ACT health system have enough adequately trained staff who are specifically trained in the needs of children and young people;

On how many occasions in the last 12 month have children been accommodated with adults at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

For this reply “paediatric” is defined as a child aged 12 years or less.

What was the level of funding for the paediatric ward at

The Canberra Hospital for

(i) 2001-02 $4.4M

(ii) 2002-03 $4.5M

(iii) 2003-04 $4.2M

(iv) 2004-05 $4.7M

These figures represent funding for the inpatient and outpatient areas, as they were not split for budget purposes until 2003-04.

Calvary Hospital for

(i) 2001-02 nil

2002-03 nil

2003-04 nil

2004-05 nil

Calvary Health Care does not have a dedicated paediatric ward. Calvary has an “Age of Admission Policy” which reflects the case mix and specific criteria on services the hospital can provide. At Calvary patients are required to be 13yrs for admission to the general wards. These are considered to be adolescents.

What are the forecast levels of funding for the paediatric ward at

The Canberra Hospital in 2005-06 - $4.9M (for inpatient and outpatient areas)


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