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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . . Page.. 1383..

The Australian National University and the University of Canberra both provide on-campus accommodation for students. The accommodation is open to local, regional and international students.

(b) The Live in Canberra program does not directly target regional areas. However, the program does provide in-kind support to various companies and government departments which do target regional areas in their recruitment strategies. Most recently, we have provided in-kind support to ActewAGL and ACT Health who are attending various careers fairs to recruit graduates and skilled employees. Live in Canberra provides regular promotional material to our universities and CIT who actively recruit in regional Australia.

(c) For many years, ACT Health has provided substantial hostel-style accommodation at The Canberra Hospital campus for use by entitled members of the public from outside the Australian Capital Territory who are day patients or have family members in hospital. ACT Health also provides similar accommodation on a short-term temporary basis for new staff moving to the ACT from interstate or overseas; for junior doctors and other clinical persons from interstate or overseas, including those who are on short-term placement with ACT Health as part of their professional development or training.


(Question No 1942)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 5 March 2008:

What is the incidence of overtime amongst hospital nursing staff and doctors at Canberra's public hospitals.

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


The average monthly overtime for nurses at The Canberra Hospital is in the order of 10 hours per month (2.5 hours per week) for nurses that have worked overtime. When considered against the total workforce for The Canberra Hospital, this represents an average of approximately 4 hours per month.

Nurse overtime at the Calvary Public Hospital in an average of 2.4 hours per FTE per week.


Over the last 12 months the average monthly overtime for doctors at The Canberra Hospital has been approximately 44 per month (10 hours per week) for those that have worked overtime. When considered against the total workforce for The Canberra Hospital this represents an average of approximately 22 hours per month (5 hours per week).

Doctor overtime at the Calvary Public Hospital has been approximately 23.5 hours per month FTE over the last 2 months (5 hours per week) per FTE.

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