Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4504 ..
A review of the MediHotel in September 2014 demonstrated that the majority of MediHotel guests did not fit that model of care.
Throughout 2015, the use of the MediHotel was monitored with repeated communications to in-patient services advising of the availability of the MediHotel service for patients who fit the model of care.
In January 2016, the model of care for the MediHotel was revised and included a reduction in nursing hours from 24 hour nurse coverage to a Monday-Sunday 8am to 5pm service. The new model of care was deemed to provide a service more suitable to the needs of the patients.
From February 2016, guests of the MediHotel who do not meet the eligibility criteria of being discharged from an inpatient unit, are charged the same fee as they would have paid in Residence Accommodation. The decline in the occupancy figures coincides with this determination.
6. Since February 2016 to date, MediHotel clients have been charged a total of $42,765.20 as follows:
The increase in tariff revenue from the MediHotel reflects the introduction of the fee for accommodation introduced from February 2016, as outlined in question 5.
7. The running costs for the MediHotel are:
For YTD June 2015 - Net operating expense of $498,700
For YTD June 2016 - Net operating expense of $299,380
For YTD June 2017 - Net operating expense of $123,340
The majority of the running costs for the MediHotel are salaries and wages. There are minor operating costs for domestic services.
8. Individual repairs and maintenance costs are not available for the MediHotel or Building 5 (where the MediHotel is located) for 2014-15 or 2015-16. The overall 2016-17 repairs and maintenance costs for Building 5 were $102,642.47
9. There are currently no planned capital upgrade works for the MediHotel.
10. The Government intends to continue to offer the services of the MediHotel at this time, for appropriate patients under the model of care.
(Question No 442)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 4 August 2017: