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Inquiry into the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Feb 2014
Date Ended:16 Jun 2015
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Media Statements: 02/27/2014
06/25/2014
09/22/2014
02/18/2015
06/16/2015
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee has commenced an inquiry into the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) in Western Australia.
The Committee will inquire into:
1) how adequately PATS delivers assistance to regional people accessing specialist medical care, including:

a) the level of funding applied to the transport and accommodation subsidies provided;

b) eligibility for PATS funding;

c) the administration process;

d) whether there is consideration of exceptional circumstances; and

2) any incidental matter


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation Of Councils received on 14 May 2014
Dr Graham Jacobs MLA received on 24 Mar 2014
Shire of Nungarin received on 24 Apr 2014
Derby Aboriginal Health Service Council received on 22 Apr 2014
Maternal and Child Health sub-committee of the Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum received on 14 May 2014
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service received on 22 Apr 2014
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, Psycho-Oncology Collaborative Group received on 13 May 2014
Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons received on 12 May 2014
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service received on 15 May 2014
Health and Disability Services Complaints Office received on 24 Apr 2014
Yungngora Association Inc (Noonkanbah) received on 2 May 2014
Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (WA) received on 8 May 2014
Cancer Council Western Australia received on 1 May 2014
Disability Services Commission received on 9 May 2014
Wheatbelt Health Memorandum of Understanding Group received on 15 May 2014
Shire of Coorow received on 4 May 2014
Carers WA received on 16 May 2014
Wheatbelt GP Network received on 16 May 2014
Kidney Health Australia received on 15 May 2014
Mr Shane Love MLA received on 16 May 2014
Ms Josie Farrer MLA received on 15 May 2014
Pemberton Northcliffe Health Service received on 15 May 2014
Shire of Chittering received on 9 May 2014
Shire Of West Arthur received on 8 May 2014
Shire of Toodyay received on 13 May 2014
OSWA Oncology Social Work Australia Inc (WA Branch) received on 15 May 2014
Western Australia Rheumatic Heart Disease Register & Control Program received on 8 May 2014
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network received on 16 May 2014
Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre received on 16 May 2014
Shire of Goomalling received on 28 Apr 2014
Hon Terry Redman MLA received on 16 May 2014
Great Southern Development Commission received on 14 May 2014
Australian Medical Association (WA) received on 12 May 2014
Parliamentary National Party of Australia (WA) received on 16 May 2014
The Country Women's Association of Western Australia (Inc) received on 16 May 2014
Regional Development Australia - Midwest Gascoyne received on 16 May 2014
Hon Dave Grills MLC received on 15 May 2014
Ms Wendy Duncan MLA received on 19 May 2014
Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum received on 16 May 2014
Mr Vince Catania MLA received on 15 May 2014
Shire of Dandaragan received on 15 May 2014
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes received on 1 May 2014
Shire of Yilgarn received on 19 May 2014
Department of Health received on 15 May 2014
Health Consumers' Council WA received on 19 May 2014
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia received on 15 May 2014
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
25 Aug 201410:30 AMAlbany Chamber of Commerce, 76 Collie StreetWA Country Health Service - Great Southern
25 Aug 201411:00 AMAlbany Chamber of Commerce, 76 Collie StreetPrivate Citizen
26 Aug 201410:00 AMWA Country Health Service - Golfields
26 Aug 201411:45 AMKalgoorlie Council Building, 577 Hannan StreetBega Garnbirringu Health Service
26 Aug 201401:15 PMKalgoorlie Council Building, 577 Hannan StreetGoldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils
29 Aug 201401:00 PMCarnarvon Council Building, Francis StreetWA Country Health Service - Mid West
29 Aug 201401:30 PMCarnarvon Council Building, Francis StreetCarnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
01 Sep 201402:00 PMPort Hedland Council Building, Civic Centre, McGregor StreetWA Country Health Service - Pilbarra
01 Sep 201402:30 PMPort Hedland Council Building, Civic Centre, McGregor StreetWirraka Maya Health Services
02 Sep 201401:30 PMBroome Lotteries House, Lot 620 Cable Beach RoadWA Country Health Service - Kimberley
02 Sep 201402:00 PMBroome Lotteries House, Lot 620 Cable Beach RoadBroome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service
02 Sep 201402:30 PMBroome Lotteries House, Lot 620 Cable Beach RoadNgaanyatiarra
15 Sep 201409:30 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDepartment of Health
24 Sep 201410:00 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeMental Health Commission
24 Sep 201410:45 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeDisability Services Commission
24 Sep 201411:30 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeCountry Health Connection
06 Nov 201412:45 PMNortham Recreation Centre, 44 Peel Terrace, NorthamWA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt
06 Nov 201401:30 PMNortham Recreation Centre, 44 Peel Terrace, NorthamWheatbelt Memorandum of Understanding Group
17 Nov 201401:15 PMConference Room 1, St John of God Hospital, BunburyWA Country Health Service - Southwest
17 Nov 201402:00 PMConference Room 1, St John of God Hospital, BunburyShire of Bridgetown - Greenbushes
17 Nov 201402:30 PMConference Room 1, St John of God Hospital, BunburySouth West Aboriginal Medical Service
16 Feb 201509:45 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeWA Renal Health Network
16 Feb 201510:15 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeAustralian Medical Association (WA)
16 Feb 201511:00 AMLegislative Council Committee OfficeNyoongar Patrol System Incorporated
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Miss Roxanne Metcalf, Private Citizen; and Mrs Stephanie Metcalf, Private Citizen on 25 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Glenys Hoekstra, Private Citizen on 25 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Kylie Oliver, Operations Manager, Albany Health Campus, WA Country Health Service; and Mr Neal Roberts, Business Manager, Albany Health Campus, WA Country Health Service on 25 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Jane Forte, Private Citizen on 25 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Geraldine Ennis, Regional Director, WA Country Health Service Goldfields; and Mr David Bowdidge, Operations Manager, Kalgoorlie Hospital, WA Country Health Service Goldfields on 26 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Vanessa Hook, Private Citizen on 26 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Clive Holt, Chief Operations Officer, Bega Garnbirringu Health Service; and Mrs Elizabeth Waters, Manager, Clinical Services, Bega Garnbirringu Health Service on 26 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Don Burnett, Chief Executive Officer, Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils; and Mr Rodney Hilton, Member, Goldfields Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils on 26 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr John Braven, Private Citizen on 26 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Taryn Duncan, Team Leader, Midwest Community Drug Service Team on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Fiona Hepple, Private Citizen on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Kylie Laurie-Rhodes on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Shane Van Styn, Chief Executive Officer, Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation; Miss Melanie Bellotti, Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation; and Ms Camillia Thorne, Board Director, Carnarvon Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Gerard Burns, Operations Manager, Carnarvon Health Campus, WA Country Health Service, Gascoyne on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Miss Elizabeth Harrold, Private Citizen on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Brian Wallbank, Private Citizen on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Penelope Walker on 29 Aug 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Brian Wilson, Operations Manager, East Pilbara, WA Country Health Service, Pilbara on 1 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Sharon Boggetti, Inland Operations Manager, Newman Hospital, WA Country Health Service Pilbara on 1 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Brett Cowling, Chief Executive Officer, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service; and Miss Michelle Doyle, Patient Liaison Coordinator, Ngaanyatjarra Health Service on 2 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Henry Councillor,Chief Executive Officer, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service on 2 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Brenda Bradley, Acting Operations Manager, Kununurra Hospital, WA Country Health Service on 2 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Kerry Winsor, Regional Director, WA Country Health Service, Kimberley; Mr Kim Darby, Operations Manager, Broome Health Campus, WA Country Health Service, Kimberley; and Ms Sue-Ann Wiseman, Patient Assisted Travel Scheme Regional Coordinator, Broome Hospital, WA Country Health Service Kimberley on 2 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Jeffrey Moffet, Chief Executive Officer, WA Country Health Service; Mr Peter Collard, Manager - Governance, WA Country Health Service; and Mrs Tina Chinery, Chief Operations Officer - Southern, WA Country Health Service on 15 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Yates, Acting Executive Director - Disability Reform, Disability Services Commission on 24 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Timothy Marney, Commissioner, Mental Health Commission; and Ms Elaine Paterson, Director - Health Relationship and Purchasing, Mental Health Commission on 24 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Arthur (Sandy) Davies, Area Director - Aboriginal Health Improvement Unit, WA Country Health Service; Ms Susan Powe, Manager - Aboriginal Health Improvement Unit, WA Country Health Service; and Ms Charmaine Hull, Senior Project Office Aboriginal Liaison, WA Country Health Services on 24 Sep 2014
Evidence by.. Mr John Scott, Independent Chair, Wheatbelt Health MOU Group; Mr David Singe, Chair, Wheatbelt GP Network; Mr Graeme Fardon, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Quairading on 6 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Beverley Hamerton, Operations Manager, WA Country Health Service - Western Wheatbelt on 6 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Megan Richards, Acting Executive Manager - Community Services, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes; Mr Peter Seaward, Executive Officer, Strive Warren Blackwood Inc on 17 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Andrea Hickert, Operations Manager, Bunbury Hospital; Mrs Grace Ley, Regional Director, WA Country Health Service - South West on 17 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Neil Fong, Chief Executive Officer, South West Aboriginal Medical Services on 17 Nov 2014
Evidence by.. Dr Michael Gannon, President, Australian Medical Association (WA) on 16 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Maria McAtackney, Chief Executive Officer, Nyoongar Patrol System Incorporated on 16 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Henry Moody, Clinical Lead, Renal Health Network (WA), Department of Health on 16 Feb 2015
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
25 Inquiry into the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme in Western Australia16 Jun 2015More...
19 Inquiry into Patient Assisted Travel Scheme - Terms of Reference27 Feb 2014