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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1636..


the period from 1 July 2010 to 31 January 2011:

(a) 56 days, for the medical specialty "cardiology"as requested, as opposed to the surgical specialty of cardiothoracic surgery

(b) 27 days

(c) 51 days

(d) 74 days. While this appears high for neurosurgery, this specialty includes less urgent surgical procedures such as release of carpal tunnel as well as urgent brain tumour cases. Urgent cancer patients always receive priority access to care.

(e) 18 days

(f) 26 days

(g) 35 days

(h) 27 days

(I) 82 days

(j) 21 days, which includes general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and paediatric surgery.

This information only includes data for outpatient services provided at public hospitals. ACT Health does not have access to data for patients referred to surgeons' rooms for assessment prior to surgery or for follow-up care following a procedure.

Health—nurse walk-in clinics (Question No 1494)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

Since commencement of services at the Nurse Walk-in Clinic, what is the (a) total number of presentations to the clinic, (b) total number of people that were referred to other services for treatment, (c) total number of people that were referred to the Emergency Department for treatment, (d) total number of people that were referred to a general practitioner for treatment and (e) mean waiting time between presentation at the clinic, and consultation with a nurse.

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

a) The total number of presentations to the Walk in Centre as at the end of February 2011 was 11,666.

b) The total number of people that were referred to other services for treatment following assessment by a nurse, including Emergency Departments, as at the end of February 2011 was 3,947.

c)


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