Question Time: Lymphoedema Compression Garment Subsidy

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (14:55): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Health. Can the minister advise of the progress of the implementation of a lymphoedema compression garment subsidy for South Australia, and whether a time line has been established? With your leave and that of the house, sir, I will explain.

Leave granted.

Mr BELL: On 19 September, my private member's motion passed this house, which called on the state government to introduce a scheme that subsidises the cost of lymphoedema compression garments.

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:56): I thank the member for Mount Gambier for this important question, and I note his strong interest in health services in his part of the state in Mount Gambier and the valuable work that the Mount Gambier hospital does for people more broadly in the South-East.

The lymphoedema compression garment program that he talked about is something that I would be very happy to take back to the Minister for Health and get a detailed briefing—in fact, not only come back with an answer but organise a briefing for the member for Mount Gambier so that he can get that information directly.