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Question Without Notice No. 605 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 June 2020 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

PALLIATIVE CARE — REGIONAL SERVICES

605. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the minister's media statements of 9 May 2019 and 10 October 2019, in which he announced two packages to increase palliative care funding.

(1) Has a model of care been established for each region; and, if yes, what is the model that is or will be deployed?

(2) How much of the combined package will be allocated to regional palliative care?

(3) Of that identified in (2), would the minister please provide a breakdown of the additional funding for 2019–20 and across the forward estimates?

(4) How many additional staff, by FTE, have been employed in each region to date using the minister's 10 October 2019 statement as the benchmark for ''current FTE''?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I note that this question was lodged and an answer prepared on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, so the answer is correct as at that date.

(1) No.

(2) The amount is $39.7 million.

(3) I have a table outlining the package by year and total, and I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

2019–2020

2020–2021

2021–2022

2022–2023

TOTAL

Governance

$1,403,314

$894,907

$906,377

$918,009

$4,122,607

Homecare Packages

$0

$650,000

$650,000

$700,000

$2,000,000

Telehealth

$872,023

$687,144

$702,604

$718,413

$2,980,184

Regional Palliative Care Services

�$3,689,031

$5,525,332

�$6,974,598

$9,417,288

$25,606,249

Carnarvon Aged and Palliative Care (Capital)

$5,000,000

Total

$39,709,040

 

(4) The total additional FTE to date is 40.4.

I have another table, by region and FTE, and I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

Region

Pilbara��� �

FTE

1.8

Great Southern

10.2

Midwest����

7.7

Wheatbelt��� �

6.2

Goldfields���

5.8

Kimberley���

5.5

Southwest���

3.2