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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 295..


A number of projects that are currently being undertaken or due to commence within this financial year include an all-weather path from the village centre through to the Margaret Whitlam pavilion—anyone who has made that dash from the village centre to Margaret Whitlam will understand the need for that path—sealing and lighting for the main car park, the installation of solar-powered lighting to the event terrace and the continuation of the implementation of the irrigation master plan, which implements the irrigation infrastructure that ensures the young forests have the best chance of survival and growth in our climate.

Further projects will be planned over the next year, which is the propagation of healthy plant stock to replace existing forests where full establishment has not been successful, replanting and upgrading the existing landscape around the village centre, looking at how we can provide appropriate shade in the pod playground—which will be a challenge but I think we do need to provide some shade at that playground—completion of the main event lawn and associated infrastructure on the event terrace and a gallery of gardens behind the event terrace, fire trails and dirt track upgrades to the trails and tracks where needed, and then there are some longer term plans beyond five years.

Health Directorate—annual report

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, the latest Health Directorate annual report shows that 19,142 presentations were made to the walk-in centre in the last financial year. Nurses treated 13,665 presentations. Another 3,254 were referred by a nurse to other places such as GPs, medical imaging et cetera. No treatment is recorded for 2,223 patients. Of the 19,142 presentations, it seems that one in 10 were not treated or referred on. Is that the right figure?

MS GALLAGHER: I do not have that report in front of me. Is the question: are there one in 10 referrals away from the walk-in centre—or who did not receive treatment at all?

Mr Coe: Are not regarded as receiving treatment or being referred.

MS GALLAGHER: Okay, so the difference between—

Mr Hanson: "Did not waits", essentially.

MS GALLAGHER: I see. I would have to check that, Mr Coe. I will take it on notice and come back.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: In addition to that, could you please do some analysis as to why that might be one in 10, if it is, in fact, that? Several years into the operation of the walk-in centre, has the government done any modelling or reconsideration as to what impact doctors being present at the centre would have?


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