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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1022..


(6)&(7) As noted above, the primary focus is on providing multiple pathways and supporting students to make informed choices about their study options, rather than trying to achieve a quota. ACT students who are choosing to obtain a UAI are achieving excellent results.

This is reflected in the below comparison of ACT and NSW median UAI results. In 2005 and 2006, the median UAI results for ACT students were more than 10 points higher than the median results for NSW students.

Year

ACT

NSW

2005

76.90

66.90

2006

78.90

67.65

2007

78.95

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ACT Health—patient supply and quality unit

(Question No 1846)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 13 February 2008:

In what way has the establishment of the Patient Supply and Quality Unit resulted in better outcomes for ACT Health since its inception.

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

As ACT Health has not established a Patient Supply and Quality Unit I am unable to assist the Member in this instance.

Hospitals—access improvement program

(Question No 1847)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 13 February 2008:

In what way has the establishment of the Access Improvement Programme resulted in better bed management, operating theatre processes and further reform of emergency department processes at both The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital since its inception.

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

On 13 November 2007, as a Matter of Public Importance, I provided a comprehensive response to the Member regarding management of public hospitals in the ACT.

I submitted detailed information about outcomes achieved by our hospitals against key performance indicators, including triage performance by category, access block and off-stretcher times. That response shows how our initiatives, which include the work of the Access Improvement Program, have impacted favourably on public hospital performance.

Further to that information, a comparison of 1st quarter performances across the ACT for the past three financial years demonstrates that we are making headway in our emergency departments. The number of patients being triaged on time has remained at 100% for


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