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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3604


Mr Price asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 19 March 2009:

(1)   Did the Sydney West Area Health Service lodge an application to the Health and Hospitals Fund by the deadline of 2 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time, Monday 19 January 2009.

(2)   If an application was lodged, was it in order and is it currently being assessed.

(3)   Did the application apply for funding totalling $202.45 million for the:

(a)   Cardiac Diagnostic and Intervention Centre (estimated cost component of $59.8 million);

(b)   Cancer Care Centre (estimated cost component for

(i)   radiotherapy and chemotherapy of $43.25 million, and

(ii)   inpatient capacity of $20 million);

(c)   Comprehensive Emergency Care Zone (estimated cost component of $15 million);

(d)   Renal Care Centre (estimated cost component of $20.7 million);

(e)   Acute Surgical and Medical specialty units (estimated cost component of $34.5 million); and

(f)   enhancement of specialist diagnostic capacity (estimated cost component of $9.2 million).

(4)   Did the application indicate whether the Sydney West Area Health Service would meet:

(a)   a small part of the cost;

(b)   half the cost;

(c)   a majority of the cost; or

(d)   none of the cost.


Ms Roxon (Minister for Health and Ageing) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Yes.

(3)   The application is currently under consideration by the Government and details cannot be released.

(4)   The application is currently under consideration by the Government and details cannot be released.