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

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      •     1 bed to the Paediatric ward

      •     1 bed to the Paediatric Day Surgery ward

      •     1 bed to the Delivery Suite

      •     1 bed to the Maternity Assessment Unit

(4) Thirty eight of the thirty nine beds will be classed as available beds for the purpose of calculating bed occupancy. The Paediatric Day Surgery bed is excluded.

Canberra Hospital—critical access blocks (Question No 378)

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

(1) What is the definition of "critical access block" as it was implemented or declared on 17 September 2014 at the Canberra Hospital.

(2) Who or by what process is "critical access block" implemented or declared.

(3) At what time of the day was "critical access block" implemented or declared.

(4) What is the relationship between "critical access block" and "available beds" (as defined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

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

The term "critical access block" is not used in any official capacity at Canberra Hospital and Health Services.

Canberra Hospital—surge capacity (Question No 379)

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

(1) What is the definition of "surge capacity" which was implemented on 3 June 2014 and referred to in a widely circulated email on 11 September 2014 from Mark Dykgraaf headed "Current ED issues".

(2) Who or by what process is "surge capacity" implemented.

(3) At what time of the day was "surge capacity" implemented.

(4) What is the relationship between "surge capacity" and "available beds" (as defined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

(5) What is the definition of "level 3 escalation" also referred to in the email.

(6) Who or by what process is "level 3 escalation" implemented or declared.

(7) At what time of the day was "level 3 escalation" implemented or declared.


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