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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 11 Hansard (19 September) . . Page.. 3550..


(iv) Of the six systems listed all were inaccessible for some period. By 4.30pm all systems were fully operational.

(v) During the outage period, staff in the ED, ICU and patient admissions used paper-based options to record and track information. This involved the use of a white board within the ED and manual recording of information. The EDIS system was in standalone (manual) mode during the outage meaning the system could be used for tracking and entering information into the system, but there was no sharing of information with other online systems (ie. ACTPAS, CRIS etc). Once the system was restored all systems were re-integrated.

Within ICU, staff reverted to a manual paper based system for patient notes, medicine charts and recording patient observations. The paper based notes are sent to medical records and scanned into the system. Non-clinical staff can be called upon to assist with this work.

All information during the outage period has been entered and patient information is accurate.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Health—adult mental health unit

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Jones on Thursday, 8 August 2013): The warranty period was for 12 months from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.

Health—nurse-led walk-in centres

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Wednesday, 7 August 2013): In relation to the software used in the Walk-in-Centre, ACT Health has received permission in writing from the software owner to modify the Triage Guidelines within the software.

Schools—capacity

Ms Burch (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Doszpot on Thursday, 15 August 2013): No ACT public high school is 'fully subscribed'. The term 'fully subscribed' is not relevant in the ACT public school context because the Education and Training Directorate is required to ensure that public schools accept all applications for enrolment from children living in their defined Priority Placement Area. This is to ensure that families have access to a local school for their child's education.

In relation to measures of a school's physical capacity the Directorate monitors the current and projected enrolments of schools and provides information to Principals to assist them in managing their intake (through, for example managing enrolments of 'out-of-area' students and the use of transportable buildings). This is not typically


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