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Tuesday, 3 March 1998
Page: 268


Mr McClelland asked the Minister for Health and Family Services, upon notice, on 30 October 1997:

(1) Has funding of public hospitals been reduced by the Government since March 1996; if so, to what extent.


Dr Wooldridge (Health and Family Services) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) No, hospital funding grants for 1995-96 to 1997-98 are as set out below:

Hospital Funding Grants—1995-96 to 1997-98

Grant year

Status of grant

Amount ($m)

1995-96

Actual

4,729.3

1996-97

Actual

4,816.3

1997-98

Estimate

4,997.2