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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1862..


MR DOSZPOT (continuing):

The Committee recommends that ACT Health provide more information, in future reports, on action being taken to address category 2 elective surgery patient waiting lists.

Recommendation 5:

The Committee recommends that ACT Health provide further information, in future reports, relating to the strategies that will be adopted to meet the long term target of an 85 per cent bed occupancy rate.

Recommendation 6:

The Committee recommends that ACT Health provide further information, in future reports, on strategies that will be adopted to meet targets set for triage category 3 and 4 in 2009-2010.

Recommendation 7:

The committee recommends that ACT Health provide further information, in future reports, on category 5, non urgent patients, that leave the emergency department before treatment is received, in particular any information that relates to emerging trends.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank ministers, departmental officials and agency representatives for their time and cooperation during the inquiry. I would also like to thank the members of the committee, Ms Bresnan and Ms Burch, for the professional manner that was adopted during the inquiry and for the sharing of views in the final deliberations and recommendations. And in particular, I would like to pass on my personal thanks, as well as the thanks of all members of the committee, to the committee secretary, Ms Grace Concannon, for her advice, support and contribution to our first report.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts relating to inquiries about certain Auditor-General's reports currently before the committee.

On 17 December 2008, Auditor-General's report No 8 of 2008, titled 2007-08 financial audits was referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry. This report provides a summary of the results of the audits of financial reports and reviews of statements of performance completed during 2007-08, covering the territory and its agencies. The committee received a briefing from the Auditor-General in relation to the report on 19 March 2009. The committee has resolved to inquire further into the report and is expecting to report to the Legislative Assembly for the ACT as soon as practicable.


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