The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (14:46): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Can the minister please advise the number of people who have a lymphoedema condition in the electorate of Frome, including but not limited to the surrounding areas of Port Broughton, Wallaroo and Kadina? Can the minister also advise what is the waiting time and the waiting list for people who are going to the Port Pirie GP Plus to see the physio to support these people who have lymphoedema?
The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:46): No, I don’t think I can advise the member on the spot how many people have lymphoma in Port Pirie, Wallaroo, Kadina or Moonta but I would be happy to get that answer for him. And, no, I don’t think that on the spot I can tell him exactly what the waiting list is for each of those people who may have lymphoma or lymphoedema in Port Pirie, Wallaroo, Moonta and Kadina, but I would certainly be happy to go to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and get as specific an answer as he is able to furnish me with for that extremely specific question.
In reply to the Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (20 March 2019).
The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has been advised that:
It is not possible to accurately advise the number of people who have a lymphoedema condition in the electorate of Frome and surrounding areas. Country Health SA does not keep a database of lymphoedema patients. Many patients are treated in primary health settings by private physiotherapists and/or their general practitioner.
The Port Pirie GP Plus services reports ten patients with lymphoedema are currently receiving outpatient services including massage therapy. Seven people with lymphoedema are waiting for outpatient services.