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Thursday, 7 October 1971
Page: 2133


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What was the amount of the subsidies paid in 1969-70 and 1970-71 in each State under the Home Nursing Subsidy Act to eligible organisations which received State assistance.

(2)   What was the amount of the State assistance received in those years in each State by organisations which received subsidies under the Act.

(3)   How many registered nurses were employed in each State in those years by organisations approved under the Act (Hansard, 19th August 1970, page 228)


Dr Forbes - The Minister lor Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Commonwealth subsidies paid to eligible organisations under the Home Nursing Subsidy Act during 1969-70 and 1970-71 are shown hereunder:

(2)   The amounts of State assistance received by organisations which received Commonwealth subsidies under the Act during 1969-70 were as follows:

 

Statistics for 1970-71 are not yet available.

(3)   The numbers of registered nurses employed by Home Nursing Organisations approved under the Act in 1969-70 were:

 

Statistics for 1970-71 are not yet available.

The significant increase in Queensland from 1968-69 to 1969-70 (Hansard, 19th August 1970, page 228) is due to statistics on part-time nurses in a major organisation becoming available for the first time.







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