Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


SA Ambulance Service

In reply to the Hon. F. PANGALLO ().28 September 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has been advised:

The following table displays the total fees raised by SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) less ambulance cover and pensioner concessions by financial year, 2018-19-2021-22 (in thousands):

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Fees Raised 218,518 236,742 255,661 239,638
Ambulance cover concessions 66,542 69,748 77,078 70,147
Pensioner Concessions 49,464 52,149 56,616 51,678
Ambulance Transport $102,512 $114,845 $121,967 $117,813

Rounding variances have been applied against pensioner concessions in this table.

SAAS's annual financial statements are prepared by Shared Services SA and, as such, a standard reporting template that complies with reporting requirements, including the Australian Accounting Standards, is applied.

As the make-up of transport fees is unique to SAAS, this was not picked up in the standard reporting requirements. While the exclusion of this information for the past three years is a matter for the former government, SAAS will work with Shared Services to see if it can be added back into future reports.