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Queensland Children's Hospital (QCH) Shuttle Bus Service

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Purpose

To assist the QCH provide a supervised shuttle bus service (maxi-taxi) between Herston accommodation lodges and the QCH School, for students with a parent/carer or sibling undergoing intensive treatment at the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital or the QCH.

Duration of program

2017 – ongoing (agreement is ongoing unless terminated with 3 months' notice).

Eligibility

Queensland Children's Hospital school

Allocation of funds

Annual budget of $16,000.

A cost comparison was done in 2016/2017 to compare the cost of a teacher aid travelling with the students in a taxi or a shuttle bus. It was determined that the shuttle bus was more cost effective and $16,000.00 was required ($40 each way x 5 days x 40 weeks), as well as an additional 10 teacher aide hours per week provided to QCH School.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
AnnuallyFebruary100%
How to apply

This is an identified centre. There is no application process to access these funds.

Contact

Principal Advisor
State Schools—Operations
Telephone: (07) 3513 5837

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Last updated 12 May 2020