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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 10 Hansard (13 August) . . Page.. 2869..


forums where all of these discussions are happening. I know, Mr Wall, that you have attended a number of them, so you can see the genuine engagement between Disability ACT and the service providers here in Canberra to make sure that, come July of next year, all aspects of DisabilityCare provision are managed and considered, and that we have the appropriate response in place for our community.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, what other options for out-of-home overnight respite will be available for individuals after 1 July 2014?

MS BURCH: That is a work in progress in many ways, because as we move towards July of next year we need to start to work with the community providers that would have an interest in respite either in home or out of home and what they may look like. But it is certainly something that the community still wants and demands. And whilst there is a decrease, particularly around adult respite provision in centre-based care, certainly very much part and parcel of what families hope and aspire to is that they have that security about respite, particularly for their children.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, will you guarantee that any increase in demand for out-of-home respite that occurs after the transition to DisabilityCare will be met by an adequate supply of beds?

MS BURCH: I am quite happy to guarantee that we will work in partnership with providers to make sure that the demand that we expect and forecast will be understood and will be put into play. But I think that, as we move through, one of the core things is around choice and control and thinking differently. So I do expect the traditional respite use, where people book into the four respite centres that we have where people look to other opportunities and to other methods of their respite, for themselves but also for their families as they move through the years, depending on the age of the client.

Canberra Hospital—data centre

MRS JONES: My question is to the Chief Minister and Minister for Health. Yesterday the Canberra Hospital data centre was offline for several hours. What was the cause of the Canberra Hospital data centre going offline?

MS GALLAGHER: I thank Mrs Jones for the question. The issue occurred in the data centre of the Canberra Hospital at approximately 10.16, which coincided with the time that I had my health briefing, so I was informed immediately. An incident occurred where someone inadvertently pressed the main override power switch which controls the network and some clinical systems across the campus. This resulted in the shutdown of the business system and infrastructure hosted within the TCH data centre.


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