Michelle Lensink

Hospital Beds

A question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Minister Assisting the Minister for Health) regarding hospital beds.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (13 March 2007). (First session).

1. What is the waiting list for admission to: (a) the 'Woolshed' and (b) 'Kuitpo'?

2. What is the total number of beds available for detoxification from alcohol in South Australia?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Minister Assisting the Minister for Health): I have been advised that:

1. (a) As at 1 October 2007, there were 44 people waiting for a bed at the Woolshed. (b) The Kuitpo Community has advised that as at 1 October 2007, there were 39 people waiting for a bed.

2 and 3. A total of 159 beds are funded for alcohol and drug treatment in South Australia. Of these, 52 are in the government sector and 107 are provided in the non-government sector.

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