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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 911

Senator MILLINER (QUEENSLAND) - Is the Minister for Health aware that at least one nursing home in Brisbane requires inmates who are living permanently in the home and who are temporarily transferred to hospital for treatment to pay $3.50 a day in addition to the regular weekly payment for each day that they are hospitalised? Is this procedure adopted with the approval of the Minister and/or his departmental officers?


I invite the honourable senator to discuss this matter with me at the conclusion of question time. The honourable senator's question was related to a particular nursing home. I do not think that I should canvass a matter of that nature at question time. I do not think the honourable senator would want it to be done that way. If the honourable senator were to tell me of the circumstances I would find out the facts for him and make them available to him. If after that the honourable senator wanted to make them available to the Senate I would not be reluctant to that being done.

But I think that we should satisfy ourselves first as to the particularity of the case to which he has referred.

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