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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 11 Hansard (17 September) . . Page.. 4275..


(2) 2008-09:

ACT Health is Smoke-Free - $ 6096.00

Your Health-Our Priority - $11097.90

Help Stop the Spread of Flu - $74606.40

2009-10:

Help Stop the Spread of Flu - $20926.40

(3) No. ACT Health did not purchase any television advertising known as 'program sponsorship'. ACT Health negotiated the placement of advertisements within programs and at times to maximise the reach of our messages. On some occasions, 'program sponsorship' advertising was provided without our knowledge or agreement as a free, goodwill gesture on the part of the provider.

(4) No. See response to (3).

(5) No. See response to (3).

(6) No. It was not purchased. See response to (3).

Hospitals—elective surgery

(Question No 275)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 August 2009:

(1) How many elective surgery procedures, listed by relevant category, were conducted for the year ending June 2009.

(2) How many elective surgery procedures, for each listed relevant category, conducted in the year ending June 2009 were provided late.

(3) What is the benchmark used by ACT Health to determine whether a procedure is conducted late.

(4) How many, in total, provisional dates for all categories of elective surgery were set by ACT Health for the year ending June 2009, specifically, how many letters, in total, were issued to patients accessing elective surgery in the ACT advising them of a provisional date for surgery.

(5) How many pre-admission assessment appointments were cancelled or postponed, including a breakdown of the reasons for the cancellations or postponements, for the year ending June 2009.

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

(1) A total of 10,107 people were removed from the ACT public elective surgery list for surgery by category during 2008-09, comprising:

  • 2,865 category one procedures
  • 5,059 category two procedures
  • 2,183 category three procedures


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