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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 2066..


1. The Government has committed to undertaking an evaluation of drug policies and services and their subsequent effects on prisoners and staff within AMC in accordance with ACT Health's Adult Corrections Health Services Plan 2008-2012. This evaluation has commenced.

2. The evaluation is a joint initiative of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety and ACT Health. An evaluation protocol has been developed and an advisory group has been established. Data collection has commenced. There are no preliminary findings. The evaluation is expected to be completed in December 2010.

3. There are no preliminary findings from the evaluation.

4. The evaluation is expected to be completed in December 2010. At this stage no decision has been made as to if the report will be made publicly available.

5. A date has not been established for when the ACT Government will respond to the findings from the evaluation. At this stage it would be unhelpful for me to speculate on the outcome of the evaluation.

Canberra Hospital—patients

(Question No 900)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) What was the daily average number of patients admitted at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) for this financial year to date.

(2) What was the daily average number of patients admitted at TCH in the 2000-01 financial year.

(3) What was the average daily number of patient admissions, referred to in part (1), in terms of (a) planned and (b) unplanned.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) 193

(2) 140

(3) (a) 117 for planned admissions; and

(b) 76 for unplanned admissions.

Hospitals—treatment interstate

(Question No 904)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) How many patients have been required to travel interstate this financial year to date and what is the breakdown by type of service.


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