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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 488 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 May 2022 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 19 May 2022

HOMELESSNESS — ST JOHN AMBULANCE

488. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Health:

(1) Does St John Ambulance collect homeless people and deliver them to emergency accommodation?

(2) If yes, how many homeless people did St John deliver to emergency accommodation in 2020, 2021 and 2022?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Under the current emergency and non-emergency ambulance agreements, the Department of Health does not contract St John Ambulance to collect homeless people and deliver them to emergency accommodation.

(2) Not applicable.