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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 11 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 3662..


Hospitals-paediatricians

(Question No 508)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2005:

(1) How many paediatricians currently practise in the ACT and how many of these are based in the ACT;

(2) How many paediatricians based in the ACT specialise in other areas of paediatric medicine for example, paediatric haematology, paediatric gastro-enterology and what are their specialties;

(3) How many paediatric surgeons currently practise in the ACT and how many of these are based in the ACT.

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

(1) The total number of Paediatricians currently practising at

The Canberra Hospital (TCH) is 21.

The total number of Paediatricians currently practising at

Community Health (CH) is five.

The total number of Paediatricians currently practising at

Calvary Health Care ACT (CHC) is five.

The total number of Paediatricians based in the ACT is 15.

The total number of Neonatologists currently practising at TCH is three. The total number of Neonatologists based in the ACT is three.

(2) Paediatric sub-specialties based in the ACT are as follows:

Paediatric Respiratory

2

Paediatric Gastroenterology

1

Paediatric Endocrinology

1

Paediatric Epilepsy

1

Developmental Medicine

5

Child Protection

1

Adult Physicians who provide further Paediatric Specialist service s for children at PatCH (Paediatrics at The Canberra Hospital) are as follows:

Paediatric Immunology

2

Paediatric Renal Medicine

1

Adolescent Diabetes

1

Paediatric Rheumatology

1

(3) The total number of Paediatric surgeons currently practicing at TCH is three.


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