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Thursday, 21 March 1985
Page: 743

The following notices were given:

Mr Downer to move-

That this House-

(1) expresses its concern at the severe shortage of nursing home accommodation in the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula;

(2) rejects suggestions that elderly people should be forced out of these districts in order to obtain nursing home accommodation, and

(3) calls on the Government to provide as a matter of priority nursing home accommodation in the towns of Stirling, Strathalbyn and Goolwa.

Mr Porter to move-

That this House-

(1) expresses its concern that pharmacists are having to wait between 3 to 4 months to receive full payment from the Department of Health for claims for National Health Service prescriptions dispensed;

(2) condemns the Government for this delay in meeting its commitment to pharmacists around Australia, and

(3) urges the Government to make appropriate administrative arrangements to ensure that Pharmpay provides pharmacists with full payment of claims lodged within 30 days.