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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1838..


Hospitals—compensation claims

(Question No 2040)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 April 2008:

(1) How many claims of compensation have been made by hospital staff during (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08 to date;

(2) What has been the nature of the claims outlined in part (1);

(3) Can the Minister provide disaggregated information separately outlining the number of claims by gender and age;

(4) What has been the total payout for the workers' compensation claims.

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

(1)

(a) The Canberra Hospital 101; Calvary Hospital 25

(b) The Canberra Hospital 92; Calvary Hospital 35

(c) The Canberra Hospital 42; Calvary Hospital 15

(2) Anxiety/depression combined; anxiety/stress disorder; asthma; back pain, lumbago and sciatica; burns; bursitis; contusion, bruising and superficial crushing; digestive system diseases; disc displacement, prolapse, degeneration or hernia; disease of muscle, tendon and related other soft tissue diseases; diseases of nerve roots, plexuses and single nerves; dislocation; epicondylitis; foreign body in eye, ear/nose/resp, digestive, reproductive tract; fractures; injuries to nerves and spinal cord; intercranial fractures; joint diseases; mental diseases; muscle/tendon strain, non traumatic; musculoskeletal/connective disease; neck pain, cervicalgia; nervous system and sense organ diseases; occupational overuse syndrome; reaction to stressors; residual soft tissue injuries; soft tissue diseases from non- traumatic causes; soft tissue injuries due to trauma or unknown mechanisms; spinal/intervertebral disc diseases; tendinitis; trauma to joints and ligaments; trauma to muscles; trauma to muscles and tendons; traumatic tearing away part muscle/tendon structure, avulsion; wounds lacerations amputations/internal.

(3)

The Canberra Hospital

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

80 Female, 20 Male

78 Female, 14 Male

32 Female, 10 Male

50 years plus: 26

50 years plus: 34

50 years plus: 12

40 - 49 yrs: 29

40 - 49 yrs: 25

40 - 49 yrs: 10

30 - 39 yrs: 28

30 - 39 yrs: 14

30 - 39 yrs: 12

29 yrs and below: 17

29 yrs and below: 19

29 yrs and below: 8

Calvary Hospital

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

20 Female, 5 Male

30 Female, 5 Male

14 Female, 1 Male

50 years plus: 8

50 years plus: 14

50 years plus: 8

40 - 49 yrs: 4

40 - 49 yrs: 12

40 - 49 yrs: 6

30 - 39 yrs: 9

30 - 39 yrs: 7

30 - 39 yrs: 1

20 - 29 yrs: 3

20 - 29 yrs: 2

19 yrs and below: 1


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