Note 16. Grants and Purchased Services

Grants are sums of money provided to organisations or individuals for a specified purpose directed at achieving goals and objectives consistent with Government policy on health promotion.

Purchased Services are amounts paid to obtain services by the Directorate from other ACT Government agencies and external parties. They may be for capital, current or recurrent purposes and they are usually subject to terms and conditions set out in a contract, agreement, or by legislation.

Non-Government Organisation service providers provide services in a range of areas including Home and Community Care, Alcohol and Drug, Community Mental Health, Women’s Health, Aged Care and Aboriginal Health.

Purchased Services from Calvary Hospital is for the provision of healthcare in the ACT.

Cross Border Health Costs relates to costs incurred by ACT residents in interstate hospitals.

Expenditure to Other Service Providers are mainly for the provision of elective surgery procedures by private hospitals.        

 

2015
$’000

2104
$’000

Grants

 

 

Grants

2,161

2,509

Total Grants

2,161

2,509

 

 

 

Purchased Services

 

 

Calvary Hospitala

4,086

3,121

Non-Government Organisations

64,387

63,544

Cross Border Health Costs

24

32

Otherb

7,685

3,471

Total Purchased Services

76,182

70,168

 

 

 

Total Grants and Purchased Services

78,343

72,677

  1. The increase in funding to Calvary Public Hospital is largely related to inflation and growth in service provision.
  2. The increase relates to a dedicated hip and knee joint replacement program in 2014-15 at Calvary John James Hospital for elective surgery patients in which a total of 355 procedures were performed.