Question Time: Patient Assistance Transport Scheme

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (14:56): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Health. Can the minister update the house on any improvements to the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme after two community forums were held earlier this year—one in Mount Gambier and one in Port Augusta—raising concerns with the current system?

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:56): The member is quite right to say that these forums were held, one of them in his electorate and one in my electorate. They were very valuable. The Minister for Wellbeing and some of his key office and departmental staff attended, and I know that they took that information on board and they are working through it and that all country members look forward to the results of that work.