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Thursday, 28 March 1957

Mr ALLAN FRASER (EDEN-MONARO, NEW SOUTH WALES) r asked the Minister for Health, upon notice: -

In reviewing the Commonwealth-States Hospitals Agreement shortly tn be renewed, will he provide for payment of Commonwealth benefit in cases treated by district nurses, particularly where these nurses operate directly under the control of a hospital?

Dr DONALD CAMERON (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The answer to the honorable members question is as follows: - lt is not proposed to provide for payment of hospital benefit for persons treated by district nurses in their own homes. Special provision has been made by which the Commonwealth provides a subsidy for home nursing services- under the Home Nursing Subsidy Act 1956.

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