NDIS Minister vows to help clear hospital 'bed block', reveals looming budget underspend

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated June 22 2022 - 9:10am, first published 7:40am
NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has asked his agency to explain why patients couldn't be moved into housing within 30 days. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The feasibility of moving NDIS participants from hospital into housing within 30 days is set to be examined, as the minister in charge of the scheme vows to help clear the "bed block" plaguing state and territory health systems.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.