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Wednesday, 11 May 1994
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(Question No. 1323)


Senator Patterson —asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services and Health, upon notice, on 14 April 1994:

  (1) Please provide the most up-to-date state by state breakdown of per bed capital funding for nursing homes, that is, the total amount of capital funding divided by the total number of nursing home beds in all sectors.

  (2) Please provide the most up-to-date state by state breakdown of per place capital funding for hostels, that is, the total amount of capital funding divided by the total number of hostel places in all sectors.

  (3) Please provide the most up-to-date state by state breakdown of per capita capital funding for nursing homes and hostels, that is, the total amount of capital funding for nursing homes plus hostels divided by the total number of nursing home beds and hostel places in all sectors.


Senator Crowley —The Minister for Human Services and Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) Per bed capital grants for nursing homes approved as part of the 1993-94 Funding Round (does not include upgrading or replacement funding):

Capitally Non-Capitally Total Funding per

Funded Funded Capital Capital

Beds Beds Funding Bed

NSW 109 49 $3,322,605 $30,483

VIC 65 74 $1,975,738 $30,396

QLD 38 60 $1,190,640 $31,333

SA 24 0 $871,750 $36,323

WA 40 0 $1,080,667 $27,017

TAS 11 0 $342,133 $31,103

NT 14 0 $415,800 $29,700

ACT 0 0 0 0

AUST 301 183 $9,199,333 $30,563

  (2) Per place capital grants for hostels approved as part of the 1993-94 Funding Round (does not include upgrading or replacement funding):

Capitally Non-Capitally Total Funding per

Funded Funded Capital Capital

Places Places Funding Place

NSW 346 134 $13,057,745 $37,739

VIC 427 236 $11,853,903 $27,761

QLD 238 158 $7,975,656 $33,511

SA 89 53 $3,731,323 $41,925

WA 151 56 $4,886,170 $32,359

TAS 74 48 $2,519,993 $34,054

NT 3 4 $161,655 $53,885

ACT 40 0 $1,453,400 $36,335

AUST 1368 689 $45,639,845 $33,362

  (3) Per place capital grants for nursing homes and hostels approved as part of the 1993-94 Funding Round (does not include upgrading or replacement funding):

Capitally Non-Capitally Total Funding per

Funded Funded Capital Capital

Places Places Funding Place

NSW 455 183 $16,380,350 $36,001

VIC 492 310 $13,829,641 $28,109

QLD 276 218 $9,166,296 $33,211

SA 113 53 $4,603,073 $40,735

WA 191 56 $5,966,837 $31,240

TAS 85 48 $2,862,126 $33,672

NT 17 4 $577,455 $33,968

ACT 40 0 $1,453,400 $36,335

AUST 1669 872 $54,839,178 $32,858