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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 3660..


Total Resignations* - July 03 to June 04 (Headcount)

176

Enrolled Nurse

19

Registered Nurse Level 1

109

Registered Nurse Level 2

28

Registered Nurse Level 3

16

Registered Nurse Level 4

2

Registered Nurse Level 5

2

* excludes retirements, dismissals and external transfers.

With regard to (b), the headcount of nurses permanently recruited to The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Health Care from July 2003 to the end of June 2004 by classification level, was:

Total Recruitments - July 03 to June 04 (Headcount)

184

Enrolled Nurse

28

Registered Nurse Level 1

107

Registered Nurse Level 2

35

Registered Nurse Level 3

11

Registered Nurse Level 4

2

Registered Nurse Level 5

1

Please note that the Nursing Headcount - including temporary and casual nurses - has increased overall from July 2003 to June 2004, as follows:

Jul-03

Jun-04

Variance

TOTAL HEADCOUNT

1,766

1,809

43

Enrolled Nurse

239

259

20

Registered Nurse Level 1

994

1,000

6

Registered Nurse Level 2

399

416

17

Registered Nurse Level 3

125

122

-3

Registered Nurse Level 4

3

7

4

Registered Nurse Level 5

6

5

-1

With regard to part (c), the Chief Minister, Mr Jon Stanhope received 91 signed pro-forma postcards from constituents, as part of the ANF Campaign 'FAIR GO' for NURSES FUTURE, in which excessive workload was raised as one of the issues. These were referred on to the Minister for Health, Mr Simon Corbell.

There were also eight written complaints from individuals sent to the Minister, which were passed onto the Department.

No written complaints were received by Dr Tony Sherbon, Chief Executive of the Department.

Education-literacy

(Question No 1705)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 1 July 2004:

Further to Question on notice No 1548, is it appropriate, given the need to improve literacy standards across the board, that Year 12 students do not have to undertake English studies particularly when English is compulsory for Year 12 students across the border in NSW.


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