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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1676..


(1) In relation to the program of new capital works for ACT Health, what progress was been achieved during 2006-07 on (a) the project to refurbish the roof of the Old Analytical Lab Building in Holder, (b) the project to relocate Medical Records at The Canberra Hospital, (c) stage 1 of the project to upgrade fire systems at The Canberra Hospital, (d) the project to refurbish the Imaging Department Reception area at The Canberra Hospital and (e) the project to complete a new Sterilising Facility at Calvary Hospital;

(2) If there have been any delays with these projects, what (a) is the reason for these delays and (b) what impact will these delays have on the proposed completion dates for the projects;

(3) What spending has been completed on each of these projects as at 30 April 2007;

(4) What spending, if any, that had been approved for 2006-07, will remain unspent on each of these projects as at 30 June 2007;

(5) If any funds are expected to remain unspent on each of these projects, why.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) The project to refurbish the roof of the Old Analytical Lab Building in Holder was completed in 2006-07.

(b) The project to relocate Medical Records at The Canberra Hospital is due for completion with staff scheduled to move into the new area in mid June 2007.

(c) Stage 1 of the project to upgrade fire systems at The Canberra Hospital has two components i.e: fire doors and passive works. The contract for the fire door component of the project has been awarded and work has commenced with completion expected by 30 June 2007. Noise transmission issues have delayed the passive works with the fire safety engineer looking at new technology solutions to overcome this issue with work expected to commence on this stage in June 2007.

(d) The project to refurbish the Imaging Department Reception area at The Canberra Hospital is nearing completion and will be physically complete by the end of June 2007.

(e) The project to complete a new Sterilising Facility at Calvary Hospital is physically complete.

(2) (a) The reason for the delay to the fire systems project is explained in answer 1 (c), all other projects will be completed this financial year.

(b) The fire systems project is expected to be completed in September 2007.

(3) The latest reconciled financial figures as at 30 April 2007 are:-

(a) $833K for the project to refurbish the roof of the Old Analytical Lab Building in Holder.

(b) $2.113m for the project to relocate Medical Records at The Canberra Hospital.

(c) $582K for stage 1 of the project to upgrade fire systems at The Canberra Hospital.


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