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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2367

(Question No. 4803)


Mr Porter asked the Minister for Territories, upon notice, on 17 October 1986:

What was the (a) itemised budget for each community health centre in the Australian Capital Territory and (b) number of patients seen by each doctor in these centres in (i) January, (ii) March and (iii) June 1986, including details of any specialty practised by each doctor.


Mr Scholes —The following answer is provided in response to the honourable member's question:

(a) the budgets in 1985-86 for each community health centre in the Australian Capital Territory are shown in Attachment A. These budgets cover the operating costs of each health centre of which the Community Medical Practitioners program is only a part.

(b) the number of patients seen by the Community Medical Practitioners employed at each centre in (i) January (ii) March and (iii) June 1986, is shown in Attachment B.

The number of patients seen by individual Community Medical Practitioners are shown. However, hours of duty and availability vary between practitioners. Several of the figures relate to locums employed while other practitioners were on leave or to doctors on placement through the Family Medicine Program.

The Australian Capital Territory Health Authority did not employ Community Medical Practitioners at Kaleen, Phillip, Scullin or Weston Creek Health Centres in 1985-86.

Private general practitioners and specialists operate from some health centres. Their patient numbers are not included in Attachment B.

Community Medical Practitioners employed by the Authority operate general practices and do not have specialist qualifications although some of them do have particular interests within the health field.

HEALTH CENTRES-BUDGET-1985-86

Attachment A

000's

City

Dickson

Kaleen

Kambah

Kippax

Melba/

Evatt

Narra-

bundah

Phillip

Scullin

Weston

Creek

Labour Costs ...

433.5

162.7

66.4

188.7

231.8

512.5

357.6

125.4

76.7

59.8

Other Operating Costs ...

19.2

35.9

25.0

89.4

96.8

58.5

51.8

91.9

31.6

40.7

Total Operating Costs ...

452.7

198.6

91.4

278.1

328.6

571.0

409.4

217.3

108.3

100.5

Revenue ...

210.0

82.0

28.5

125.7

150.0

295.0

149.6

48.2

27.0

35.0

HEALTH CENTRES-BUDGET-PATIENT ATTENDANCES-COMMUNITY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS-1985-86

Attachment B

City

Dickson

Kambah

Kippax

Melba/Evatt

Narrabundah

No. of CMPS

4

1

1

1

4F/T 2 P/T

3

January ...

A 249

A 420

A 356

A 647

A 192

A 173

A 253

A 403

A 325

A 471

A 376

A 381

A 222

B 108

D 189

C 101

D 183

March ...

A 284

A 387

A 331

A 265

A 306

A 341

A 178

A 150

A 355

A 313

A 415

A 279

A 265

B 211

D 71

C 118

B 260

D 201

D 63

June ...

A 181

A 476

A 391

A 341

A 417

A 367

A 388

A 384

A 258

C 124

A 463

A 379

D 229

A 356

D 157

D 345

B 154

B 318

A-Full time CMP; B-Part time CMP; C-Family Medicine Program Trainee; D-Locum.