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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1239..


(7) The Government is considering the need to conduct a rerun of the census.

(8) The outcome of the equal remuneration case will be phased in over nine financial years and the final cost of support for the case will reflect the changing size and shape of the community sector in the ACT over that time. The cost over a nine year phase in period is currently estimated to be $32.9m.

Health—community nurses (Question No 2060)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 February 2012:

In relation to community nurses based at the (a) Belconnen, (b) Phillip, (c) City, (d) Tuggeranong and (e) Dickson health centres in 2011-12, what is the (i) total number of community nurses employed at these locations, (ii) number of community nurses at these locations by classification, (iii) total cost to Government of employment of these community nurses employed at these locations, (iv) total number of administrative (non-nursing) staff employed at these locations to support the community nurses and (v) total cost to Government of employment of these administrative (non-nursing) staff.

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

(a) Belconnen Health Centre

i. Nursing Belconnen - 15.05 total FTE of clinical community nurses providing direct clinical care. ii. EN - 3.42; RN1 - 4.79; RN2 - 6.84 provide direct clinical care and does not include the manager RN 4.1 at 1FTE, nurse consultant (CNC) RN3.1 at 1 FTE, and a Clinical Development Nurse (CDN) RN2 at 1 FTE. There are two Clinical Development Nurses to support all community nursing teams - 1 for south Canberra and 1 for north Canberra. The CDN at Belconnen supports the north side of Canberra. iii. $1,257,700 total cost to Government of clinical community nurses for direct clinical care. This cost does not include the manager, nurse consultant and clinical development nurse. iv. (iv) Administrative staff employed at the health centre provide support across clinical divisions. Their support for Community Nursing is for file management and reception. There is no specific RACC administrative support attached to the team. v. $0.00

(b) Phillip Health Centre

i. Nursing Phillip - 14.44 total FTE of clinical community nurses providing direct clinical care. ii. EN - 2.49; RN1 - 4.11; RN2 - 7.84 provide direct clinical care and does not include the manager RN 4.1 at 1 FTE, nurse consultant RN3.1 at 1 FTE, and a CDN RN2 at 1 FTE. This CDN supports the south side of Canberra. iii. $1,214,700 total cost to Government of clinical community nurses for direct clinical care. This cost does not include the manager, nurse consultant and clinical development nurse.


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