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Tuesday, 2 June 1970


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What was the ratio of hospital beds per thousand people in Canberra in each of the last 10 years.

(2)   Wilh the present plans and projected population increases what will be the ratio of hospital beds per thousand in each of the next 10 years.


Dr Forbes (BARKER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Health) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(i)   The ratio of hospital bed's per thousand people in Canberra during the past 10 years was as follows:

(2)   Wilh the present plans and projected population increases the ratio of hospital beds per thousand in the next ten years will be as follows:







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