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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 9 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 2971..


(2) Will the results of this review be made available to (a) Members of the Assembly and (b) the public; if not, why not.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) A review of the eligibility criteria, payment categories and levels of assistance under the Interstate Patients Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) has not yet commenced. A review will be undertaken during 2005-06 in the context of developing a radiation oncology services plan.

(2) A decision on how the results will be published is yet to be made.

Health- staphylococcus aureus

(Question No 434)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 29 June 2005:

How many cases of Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) were reported at (a) the Calvary Hospital and (b) The Canberra Hospital in (i) 2001, (ii) 2002, (iii) 2003, (iv) 2004 and (v) 2005 to date;

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The incidence of MRSA (golden staph) at Calvary Hospital remains very low and this organism is under constant surveillance by Infection Control. There are no current outbreaks of MRSA. The number of cases of sepsis due to MRSA at Calvary Hospital are shown below:

(a)

(i)

2001

2

(ii)

2002

3

(iii)

2003

4

(iv)

2004

0

(v)

2005 to date -

1

The number of cases of Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) at The Canberra Hospital are shown below:

(b)

(i)

2001

18

(ii)

2002

21

(iii)

2003

24

(iv)

2004

16

(v)

2005 to date -

11

Roads-cycle lanes

(Question No 435)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 29 June 2005:


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