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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2929..


Health—midwives (Question No 2238)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) How many full-time equivalent (FTE) midwives are currently employed by ACT Health.

(2) What is the average cost per annum to ACT Health to employ a full-time midwife.

(3) How many FTE midwives are employed to deliver services within the Birth Centre at The Canberra Hospital.

(4) How many FTE midwives will be employed to deliver services within the new Birth Centre at the Women and Children's Hospital.

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

(1) There are 130.1 full-time equivalent (FTE) midwives providing maternity care to women in the Women and Babies department at Canberra Hospital. This includes all Clinical Midwife Consultants (CMCs) Clinical Development Midwives (CDMs) and Postgraduate Diploma students studying midwifery. This does not include any midwives working in non clinical roles.

(2) The average cost per annum as at July 2011 for an ACT Health Directorate midwife is $80,184 plus 33% on costs for shift work and penalties.

(3) The current FTE midwives working in a continuity of care model in the birth centre is 20.38.

(4) Midwifery services at the new Birth Centre will be managed within the current scope of service delivery and FTE.

Health Directorate—pregnancy to parenting series (Question No 2239)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What is the cost per annum to ACT Health to provide the Pregnancy to Parenting Series.

(2) How many people access the program per annum and can the Minister advise how that counting is performed, that is, if one unit is a mother and father.

(3) Have there been any changes in the scope or accessibility of that program over the last three years; if so, what are those changes and why were they made.

(4) Is any cost charged to the people accessing that program; if so, what are the costs.

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


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