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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . .

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Hospitals—bed occupancy rates (Question No 358)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 November 2014:

(1) For The Canberra Hospital (a) what were the daily bed occupancy rates for the period 1 July to 28 October 2014, (b) what were the annual average bed occupancy rates for each year from 2001-02 to 2007-08 inclusive and (c) describe the method for calculating bed occupancy rates.

(2) For Calvary Hospital (a) what were the daily bed occupancy rates for the period 1 July to 28 October 2014, (b) what were the annual average bed occupancy rates for each year from 2001-02 to 2007-08 inclusive and (c) describe the method for calculating bed occupancy rates.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) For the Canberra Hospital

(a) The daily bed occupancy rates from 1 July to 28 October 2014 are provided in the attached table (Table 1).

(b) Due to the significant resources required, and changes in reporting practices over time, ACT Health is unable to provide average bed occupancy figures between 2001-02 to 2007-08.

(c) Deriving Bed Occupancy figures requires the use of live information from a patient administration system. This allows for all the minutes that a patient utilises an overnight hospital bed to be attributed to the day, month or year that activity occurred. The total calculated minutes of care is then divided by the total minutes of care available for these beds over the same period.

(2) For Calvary Public Hospital:

(a) The daily bed occupancy rates from 1 July to 28 October 2014 are provided in the attached table (Table 2).

(b) Due to the significant resources required, and changes in reporting practices over time, ACT Health is unable to provide average bed occupancy figures between 2001-02 to 2007-08.

(c) Deriving Bed Occupancy figures requires the use of live information from a patient administration system. This allows for all the minutes that a patient utilises an overnight hospital bed to be attributed to the day, month or year that activity occurred. The total calculated minutes of care is then divided by the total minutes of care available for these beds over the same period.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

ACTION bus service—patronage (Question No 359)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 November 2014:

Since 1 September 2014, and from 9:05am to 3:50pm, what is the average weekday patronage on ACTION bus route 200.


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