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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 12 Hansard (22 November) . . Page.. 3792..


(4) The conservation expert has provided a report to the ACT Government through the Cultural Facilities Corporation. A copy of this report is available and will be supplied to the Member.

(5) Not applicable.

(6) No other information has been received from the conservation expert.

(7) Not applicable.

(8) No decision has yet been made on the future of the Nolan Gallery and the artworks that were formerly displayed in the gallery. Since the artworks are owned by the Commonwealth Government, any decision as to their location needs to be made in consultation with the Commonwealth.

(9) In view of the forthcoming Federal election, it is anticipated that no significant discussions will now be possible until after the election.

Compensation—accident victims

(Question No 1716)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 October 2007:

(1) Further to the answer to Question on Notice No. 1659, how much did the ACT Government pay in compensation to victims of accidents or injury within the ACT health care system during (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2002-03;

(2) Further to the Minister's advice that payments of $2 163 637 had been made in 2003-04, $10 006 745 in 2004-05, $9 801 227 in 2005-06 and $3 406 568 in 2006-07 to victims of accidents or injury within the ACT health care system, what are the categories of injuries in which compensation payments were made in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04, (e) 2004-05, (f) 2005-06 and (g) 2006-07.

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

(1) ACT Health paid the following amounts for the years requested:

Year

Costs

(a) 2000-01

$2,775,000

(b) 2001-02

$1,690,000

(c) 2002-03

$1,099,000

(2) The categories of injuries can be classified into medical indemnity and public liability. Medical Indemnity claims are further classified as per the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) medical indemnity collection report. The categories arise from the clinical specialties of the health care providers who played the most prominent roles in the incident.


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