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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (4 June) . .

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(b) (i) The estimates of the number of acute overnight inpatient beds at Canberra Hospital (excluding beds in the recently delivered Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and Adult Mental Health Unit) for the next 5 financial years were:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Acute 507 524 542 561 582

(ii) The estimates of the number of subacute and nonacute overnight inpatient beds at Canberra Hospital for the next 5 financial years were:

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Sub- and nonacute 67 67 0 0 0 These numbers assumed the transfer of beds to the University of Canberra Public Hospital in 2017-18.

(c) The Future Facility Profile (FFP) presented three options for consideration, one of which was developed to form the Concept Master Development Plan (CMDP). The CMDP describes staged demolition of Building 3 and construction of a new Building 3 on the site and the demolition of existing Building 2 and construction of a new Building 2 at a later date.

(d) The option presented in the CMDP which forms part of the FFP describes an option of retention, refurbishment and expansion of the Emergency Department in Building 12.

(e) The CMDP shows the new Building 3 and new Building 2 with basement floors and 3 podium levels above, surmounted by 3 tower buildings.

(2) The Future Facility Profile presented 3 options for consideration, one of which was developed to form the CMDP. As such, this question is answered in my responses to Question (1).

Hospitals—beds (Question No 412)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 6 May 2015:

(1) The most recent ACT Health report for 2013-2014 states available beds in ACT public hospitals ranged from 2.2 (per thousand population) in 2006-2007 to 2.6 in 2012-2013 (Page 25). To calculate these ratios in each of those eight years, (a) What was the number of available beds in each year from 2005-2006 to 2012-2013, (b) What was the ACT population used to do these calculations in each of those years.

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

(1) (a) The relevant data quoted on page 25 of the ACT Health Annual Report 2013-14 is drawn from the Australian Hospital Statistics report published by the Australian Hospital Statics Reports published by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW). The number of available beds in each year from 2005-06 to 2012-13 is tabulated in column B below.


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