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Thursday, 5 December 1974
Page: 4793

Mr Snedden asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many respiratory technicians are there in each State and Territory.

(2)   Where are they employed and, in particular, how many work in (a) general hospitals, (b) rehabilitation hospitals and (c) private hospitals.

(3)   What training courses are available for respiratory technicians.

(4)   Where are the courses given.

(5)   What is the training program required to qualify as a respiratory technician in each State and Territory.

(6)   What is the salary structure in each State and Territory for a respiratory technican

(7)   How many people are training at each institute in which courses are available.

(8)   What is the estimated requirement for respiratory technicians in each State and Territory in 1 980.

(9)   Under current trends what will be the actual supply of respiratory technicians in 1980.

(10)   If there is an estimated shortfall in the supply of respiratory technicians in 1980, what action is proposed to overcome it.

Dr Everingham - The answer to the right honourable member's question is as follows: 1 refer the right honourable member to my answer to question No. 1601.

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