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Answers to questions

Canberra Hospital—moveable magnetic resonance imaging scanner (Question No 1583)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 8 March 2011:

What is the total number of instances of use of the moveable magnetic resonance imaging scanner at The Canberra Hospital for (a) October 2010, (b) November 2010, (c) December 2010 and (d) January 2011.

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

A total of 21 Surgical procedures have been performed in the Neurosurgery suite at the Canberra Hospital. For the period October 2010 to January 2011, the moveable Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner was used in two operations, as stated below:

a) October 2010 0 b) November 2010 1 c) December 2010 1 d) January 2011 0

Mental health—electroconvulsive therapy (Question No 1585)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 March 2011:

(1) What is the evidence that the ACT Government draws on to support the use of electroconvulsive therapy on some consumers, given that clause 3 of the Draft Charter of Rights for Mental Health Consumers states that consumers have the right to evidence based health care at all stages of their illness.

(2) How many people have received electroconvulsive therapy under a electroconvulsive therapy order, pursuant to section 55E of the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994, in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011 to date.

(3) On how many occasions has electroconvulsive therapy, under an electroconvulsive therapy order, been conducted in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011 to date.

(4) How many people have received electroconvulsive therapy, that was given with the consumers consent and not because of an electroconvulsive therapy order, in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011 to date.

(5) On how many occasions has electroconvulsive therapy been conducted, that was given with the consumers consent and not because of an electroconvulsive therapy order in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, (e) 2010 and (f) 2011 to date.

(6) How many consumers received electroconvulsive therapy on 10 or more occasions (a) under and (b) not under an electroconvulsive therapy order for the period covering 2006 to date.


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