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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . .

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Answers to questions

Health Directorate—nursing staff positions (Question No 375)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 March 2015:

(1) What are the classifications of the 2,766 nursing staff listed in the Health Directorate Annual report 2013-2014.

(2) How many are located in the Canberra Hospital and in which divisions.

(3) How many new positions have been or will be created in 2014-2015.

(4) What classifications are these new positions.

(5) How many existing positions are currently vacant or occupied by staff in acting roles.

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

(1) The classifications of the 2,766 nursing staff (head count) listed in the ACT Health Annual Report 2013-2014 were as follows (note these figures are taken as at 18 June 2014):

Classification Head Count FTE Assistants in Nursing 62 37.87 Enrolled nurses 263 208.39 Registered Nurse Level 1 1251 1042.25 Registered Nurse Level 2 824 687.88 Registered Nurse Level 3 281 257.82 Registered Nurse Level 4 59 57.83 Registered Nurse Level 5 22 21.00 Nurse Practitioners 4 3.00

(2) Of the 2,766 nurses, 2,731 nurses were located at Canberra Hospital, primarily in Canberra Hospital and Health Services. They were employed in the following Divisions:

Division Head Count FTE Cancer, Ambulatory & Community Health 171 146.74 Clinical Support Services 151 109.74 Critical Care 433 364.21 Deputy Director-General Canberra, Hospital and Health Services 36 32.30 Medicine 375 326.55 Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol & Drug Services 227 199.36


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