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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 1 Hansard (16 February) . . Page.. 289..


August 2005; if so, when was this project completed and what was the purpose of the study; if not, why not, when will it be completed and what is the purpose of the study;

(2) Will all the $100 000 in funds allocated to this project be expended and what is the current expenditure attached to this project.

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

(1) Parts of the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Feasibility Study have been incorporated in a broader mental health services infrastructure study. The purpose of these studies is to inform service planning and budget development relating to the provision of mental health services and emergency department services. The mental health services planning and campus master planning will provide a context for the planning of crisis services and will be completed prior to the feasibility study. The study is expected to be completed in early 2006.

(2) All of the allocated funds are expected to be expended. No funds have been expended to date.

Capital works

(Question No 795)

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

(1) What is the current status of the (a) Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Refurbishment and (b) Imaging Department Reception and work area refurbishment projects listed under new works for The Canberra Hospital in the 2004-05 capital works progress report;

(2) What is the current total expenditure on those projects listed in part (1);

(3) If either project has not been completed, (a) what is the reason for non-completion of these projects given the scheduled completion date was August 2005 and (b) what is the new completion date.

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

(1) (a) The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Refurbishment is nearing physical completion. (b) The Imaging Department Reception and work area refurbishment project is currently in the design phase.

(2) (a) There have been no invoices received for the Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Refurbishment to the end of November 2005. Work has been progressing during November and December on this project and will be invoiced near and on completion with final payments and claims to be made in December 2005 and January 2006. (b) The Imaging Department Reception & Work Area expenditure to end of October 2005 was $98K.

(3) (a) The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Refurbishment physical completion is expected by the end of December 2005 and financial completion early 2006. This project was delayed as the design phase needed to be extended to resolve operational and Occupational, Health and Safety issues. (b) It is anticipated that the Imaging Department Reception will be completed by May 2006. This project was delayed to allow for consideration of a multiple MRI installation within the TCH Imaging department.


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