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

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(4) What have been the other costs, (including but limited to stationary, uniforms, vehicles, business cards etc.) of changing the name of the Canberra Hospital.

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

(1) Yes. This occurred in 2006 when a decision was made by Portfolio Executive when Health was implementing ACT Government rebranding requirements.

(2) Signage across the campus is being incrementally updated in line with a 'Wayfinding Strategy', following a recommendation in the 2012 Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Accreditation Survey that ACT Health evaluate signage used in facilities. The total number of street, building and other outdoor signs that have been, or will be, erected on the Canberra Hospital campus in 2014-2015 is 76.

(3) The costs in relation to implementing the 'Wayfinding Strategy' have been incurred over 2013-14 and 2014-15. Costs for the design, procurement and installation of the signs, as well as the removal of old signage, is $895,198.

(4) The change was rolled out progressively as branding on items required replacing or new items were purchased. Stationery with the previous branding was utilised before being replaced. As such there was minimal cost in this change.

Canberra Hospital—bed occupancy (Question No 377)

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

(1) Using the Australian Health and Welfare definitions of "available beds", how many beds were used for the purpose of calculating "bed occupancy" at the Canberra Hospital on (a) 30 June 2012, (b) 30 June 2013 and (c) 30 June 2014.

(2) How many new beds are or are proposed to be added to Canberra Hospital in 2014-2015.

(3) To which wards will the beds be allocated.

(4) How many new beds will be added to the "available beds" for the purpose of calculating "bed occupancy".

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

(1) As provided in response to QON No 380, ACT Health does not use the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare definition of "available beds."

(2) Thirty nine beds have opened at Canberra Hospital in 2014-15.

(3) Of the thirty nine additional beds:

      •     Thirty two beds distributed across general medical and surgical wards

      •     2 beds to the Intensive Care Unit

      •     1 bed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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