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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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      •     2013-15 - As part of each of the leak investigations undertaken between 2013 and 2015 the pool structures and associated plant (balance tank, etc) were all assessed with no visible signs of structural damage.

      •     November 2014 - Engineer engaged to assess the condition of the balance tank. Report provided by the engineer concluded that the balance tank was in a 'reasonable condition' given its age and exposure to moisture.

      •     May 2015 - Geotechnics contractor engaged to evaluate the content of the soil to eliminate any risk of sink holes caused by the leak. The report provided by the contractor concluded that there is 'very little likelihood' of sink holes having been present prior to the construction of the Canberra Olympic Pool or having developed as a result of water leakages from the pools and/or their buried pipe work.

Canberra Hospital—isolation rooms (Question No 672)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 February 2016:

(1) How many isolation rooms are located in The Canberra Hospital campus.

(2) What are the particular characteristics of each room.

(3) What is the proposed use for each of these rooms.

(4) Are each of these rooms accredited/registered/licensed for their proposed use.

(5) Is it industry best practice for these rooms to be periodically tested.

(6) Is there an Australian Standard for use of these rooms.

(7) What testing has been done on each of the isolation rooms.

(8) Are each of the isolation rooms currently compliant to the relevant Australian Standard.

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

(1) Fifty two.

(2) There are two types of patient isolation infection control rooms at Canberra Hospital:

a. Positive Pressure - designed so that air only flows out of the room to keep any airborne micro-organisms out.

b. Negative Pressure - ventilation systems designed so that air only flows into the room from adjacent areas to keep any contaminated air from escaping.

(3) There are two reasons for using a patient isolation infection control room:

a. The patient is the source of infection;


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