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Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Page: 1220


Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Minister for Ageing, upon notice, on 17 December 2008:

(1)   As at 17 December 2008, how many Victorian state-owned aged care facilities have: (a) received unannounced spot checks in 2008; and (b) been sanctioned since the announcement of increased unannounced spot checks.

(2)   How many Victorian state-owned aged care facilities were sanctioned in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

(3)   Can a list be provided of the names of the Victorian state-owned aged care facilities that have been sanctioned since November 2007.


Senator Ludwig (Minister for Human Services) —The Minister for Ageing has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)  

(a)   Of the 179 aged care facilities identified (as at 30 November 2008) as belonging to the Victorian State Government, 142 of these aged care facilities has had an unannounced support contact visit from the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSAA) in the period between 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008. The Department of Health and Ageing also conducted 27 unannounced visits to Victorian State Government aged care facilities in 2008.

(b)   There have been no Victorian State Government aged care facilities that have had sanctions imposed since the announcement of increased unannounced spot checks on 22 March 2008.

(2)   One Victorian State Government aged care facility had sanctions imposed by the Department of Health and Ageing in 2006. There were no sanctions imposed by the Department of Health and Ageing on Victorian State Government aged care facilities in 2005 or 2007.

(3)   There have been no Victorian State Government aged care facilities sanctioned since November 2007.