PALLIATIVE CARE — REGIONAL SERVICES
877. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
Last week, the parliamentary secretary representing the
Minister for Health said, and I quote from Hansard —
� an additional $30.164 million
has been allocated to regional palliative care services �
amount of $30.164 million was announced as being funding for palliative care
across the whole of Western Australia. Can the minister confirm that none of
that funding will be spent in the Perth metro area?
(2) If yes to
(1), what funding for palliative care will the Perth metro area receive in
comparison with the regions?
(3) If no to
(1), what percentage of the total $30.164 million will be given to the Perth
metro area in contrast with outside the metro area?
(4) In May,
the government announced a 74 per cent rise in funding for palliative care. Can
the government provide the figures that were used to calculate that rise?
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
question. I am advised of the following.
$30.164 million announced for palliative care has been allocated to services
dedicated to regional Western Australia and will not be spent on metropolitan
(2) From 2019–20
to 2022–23, the metropolitan area will receive $147.3 million for
palliative care services. This excludes inpatient services, which are funded as
part of general hospital services.
(3) Not applicable.
(4) In 2019–20,
funding for regional palliative care services increased by 74 per cent, from
$6.9 million to $l2 million.