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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4150..


1 July 1997. The medical malpractice liabilities are derived by the Authority's actuaries from open claims and incidents with estimates of their expected cost. The actuaries use models to determine the number of incidents that will emerge as claims and their corresponding ultimate cost and the further claim development expected on open claims and their ultimate cost. Different models are used for large and small claims, and all projections are discounted and inflated in accord with actuarial and accounting standards.

Canberra Hospital—creditors

(Question No 1758)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 13 November 2007:

What are the (a) names, (b) amounts and (c) length of time unpaid of all creditors of The Canberra Hospital as at 30 June 2007.

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

The ACT Government's accounts payable system does not differentiate between the various Divisions of ACT Health. I have responded to your question in respect of the whole Health Department.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Canberra Hospital—negligence claims

(Question No 1759)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 13 November 2007:

How many patients of The Canberra Hospital have had claims of negligence settled with monetary payments and were required to sign confidentiality clauses to receive the settlement in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07.

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

Year

Number settled with monetary payment

Number with Confidentiality clauses

(a) 2003-04

39

1

(b) 2004-05

14

1

(c) 2005-06

15

4

(d) 2006-07

11

3

There can be a number of years between the injury and settlement date. Monetary settlement can relate back to injuries occurring as far back as 1976.

Claims are made against individuals as well as the Territory and confidentiality clauses are made to protect their reputation.


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