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Thursday, 14 November 1985
Page: 2144

Senator WALTERS(12.05) —The Estimates Committee was told that the number of hospital beds being used was dropping each year because of better health care at the primary level. When I asked for figures showing the extent of hospital admission waiting lists in each State, I was told that the Commonwealth did not have the information, but would seek it from the States. The Committee has since advised the Department that the data was urgently requested, but it has not been given to us. I would be grateful if the Minister could give me that information.