PALLIATIVE CARE —
1127. Hon COLIN HOLT to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the budget announcement
to invest a further $30.2 million to expand regional palliative care services
and the further announcement on 10 October 2019.
(1) What is the revised annual investment increase
over the next four years from 2019–20 by year in regional WA?
(2) Will the
minister please identify the total increased investment by the WA Country
Health Service region by year?
(3) What proportion of the 61.5
FTEs will be increased by year until full rollout of the commitment?
(4) Did the state
government prepare a business case for the expansion of regional palliative
care services; and, if so, what was the optimal level of funding recommended?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) Funding for community-based regional palliative
care services will increase by 13 per cent from 2019–20 to 2020–21,
by 13 per cent from 2020–21 to 2021–22 and by 18 per cent from
2021–22 to 2022–23.
(2) Models of care are being established and the
detailed planning will inform final allocations by region by year as the
expansion of palliative care services is rolled out. The Premier's
media statement of 10 October 2019 provided indicative investment across
anticipated proportion of FTE increase by year is provided in a tabular form. I
seek leave to have that part incorporated into Hansard.
The following material
was incorporated —
costings and models of care were developed for palliative care services within
the 2019–20 budget submission. Budget submissions are