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Answers to questions

Health Directorate—crisis assessment and treatment team (Question No 2098)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 March 2012:

(1) What is the total number of requests made to the ACT Crisis Assessment Team (ACAT) to attend incidences not on ACT Health Facilities, between the hours of 6pm and 6am for (a) 1 January to 28 February 2011, (b) 1 March to 30 April 2011, (c) 1 May to 30 June 2011, (d) 1 July to 31 August 2011, (e) 1 September to 31 October 2011, (f) 1 November to 31 December 2011 and (g) 1 January to 29 February 2012.

(2) What is the total number of incidences the ACAT attended not on ACT Health facilities, between the hours of 6pm and 6am for (a) 1 January to 28 February 2011, (b) 1 March to 30 April 2011, (c) 1 May to 30 June 2011, (d) 1 July to 31 August 2011, (e) 1 September to 31 October 2011, (f) 1 November to 31 December 2011 and (g) 1 January to 29 February 2012.

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

(1) The breakdown of the data is not specifically recorded and a manual audit of clinical records would be required to determine the number of requests made to Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) to attend an incident. I can confirm however that:

Calls received at triage

(a) 1 January to 28 February 2011 4,799 (b) 1 March to 30 April 2011 4,151 (c) 1 May to 30 June 2011 4,512 (d) 1 July to 31 August 2011 4,207 (e) 1 September to 31 October 2011 4,847 (f) 1 November to 31 December 2011 4,229 (g) 1 January to 29 February 2012 4,679

(2) The total number of incidences the CATT attended not on ACT Health facilities, between the hours of 6pm and 6am for:

(a) 1 January to 28 February 2011 311 (b) 1 March to 30 April 2011 255 (c) 1 May to 30 June 2011 247 (d) 1 July to 31 August 2011 298 (e) 1 September to 31 October 2011 302 (f) 1 November to 31 December 2011 336 (g) 1 January to 29 February 2012 330


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