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for the provision of training in catering, at no cost. Mr Walsh was responsible for the fit-out of prison kitchens in Victoria.
3. The estimated cost of providing kitchen facilities at the AMC is in the order of $3.6m, including building and equipment. As the kitchen fit-out was included in the construction contract, no itemised cost is available.
Hospitals—Clare Holland House
(Question No 2090)
Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 June 2008:
(1) In what circumstances, apart from palliative care or end of life care, would a patent be transferred from the emergency department at (a) Calvary Public Hospital and (b) The Canberra Hospital to Clare Holland House;
(2) Is Clare Holland House used when there are no beds available at (a) Calvary Public Hospital and (b) The Canberra Hospital; if so, (c) under what circumstances and (d) can the Minister calculate how often this would occur each month;
(3) Are these transfers, for reasons apart from palliative care or end of life care, represented in the Minister’s department’s reports; if so, where; if not, why not;
(4) Do the operating rules of Clare Holland House permit it to be used to provide beds for non-palliative care and non-end of life patients from The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital;
(5) Are non-palliative care and non-end of life patients sent to Clare Holland House more liable to be treated as palliative care and end of life patients;
(6) How many (a) patients who have entered Clare Holland House as non-palliative care and end of life patients died while at the hospital (b) complaints have been received from families of patients at Clare Holland House, (c) conciliations have been undertaken between patients’ families and Clare Holland House in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008 to date;
(7) What steps are taken by Clare Holland House to (a) explain to a patient and his or her family the purpose and nature of an admission to Clare Holland House, (b) ascertain who has power of attorney with respect to a patient and (c) ensure that the wishes of a person with power of attorney is acted upon;
(8) In what circumstances would the wishes of a person with power of attorney not be acted on with respect to a patient;
(9) Are there policy guidelines with respect to these issues and have they been implemented.
Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Clare Holland House only accepts patients for palliative care or end of life care.
(2) No beds are used at Clare Holland House for purposes other than palliative care or end of life care.