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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3509..


MR BARR (continuing):

project at the ANU is one of those areas, and it would be, I think, a very poor outcome if the territory were not able to take advantage of an important federal government program in partnership with the ANU to achieve a positive outcome for students.

Overall, in relation to the draft variation, it does provide the opportunity for more diverse housing and more accommodation to be located closer to academic institutions. Of course the Assembly would be aware that the Lawson south variation is one that is due to proceed in the near future, providing more student accommodation opportunities closer to the University of Canberra.

Canberra Hospital—alleged bullying

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Health. I refer to the recent review of service delivery at public maternity units. You stated yesterday in this place:

What has the clinical review found? It found that there are no concerns around the quality of care at the Canberra Hospital.

However, the review found:

Clinical governance at the Canberra Hospital maternity unit appears to be inadequate.

How do you reconcile the claim that you made yesterday with the findings of the review of service delivery at public maternity units?

MS GALLAGHER: Clinical governance and clinical outcomes are two entirely separate matters.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot?

MR DOSZPOT: What actions have you taken to determine whether clinical governance in other areas of the Canberra Hospital is satisfactory?

MS GALLAGHER: We are at the moment consulting on the recommendations around the review. As I said, there are mixed views about a number of the recommendations in relation to how we move forward and the views expressed by the review team. So we are consulting with staff now.

In other areas of the hospital, the ACT Health restructure document is out there. It is being consulted on and is available for any member in this place to have a look at if you are interested. That goes to all the positions across ACT Health, a large number of which exist at the Canberra Hospital. It seeks to improve governance at the Canberra Hospital.

In relation to clinical governance, I think there is a range of measures in place at the hospital. I have not had any complaints around those—around clinical governance structures across the hospital. I have had concerns raised around governance and


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