Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . .
of March 2018. Following the school census each year, enrolment projections are undertaken, generally around the middle of the year, and are reviewed following feedback from principals and following the August school census. Enrolment projections are not tabled in the Assembly.
Health—adult mental health unit
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson on Thursday, 15 February 2018):
1. Yes, during 2017-18, the Adult Mental Health Unit has been over 100 per cent bed occupancy.
The Adult Mental Health Unit has 40 physical beds. 100 percent occupancy is measured on 37 beds. The additional beds are utilised at times of high clinical demand.
Year to date for 2017-18, the average bed occupancy for the Adult Mental Health Unit is 104 per cent.
In 2016-17 the average bed occupancy for the Adult Mental Health Unit was 105 per cent.
In 2018-19, all 40 beds will be used to measure occupancy rates.
Alexander Maconochie Centre—drugs
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mr Milligan on Thursday, 15 February 2018):
1. The following substances are known to have caused overdose at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in late 2017:
• Benzodiazepines and metabolites
• Cannabinoids and metabolites
• Opiates and metabolites
Mental health—acute care capacity
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne on Tuesday, 20 February 2018):
The Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services 2018 in chapter thirteen on mental health services, shows that in 2005-06 the ACT had 15.0 beds per 100,000 people in acute hospitals with psychiatric units or wards. In 2015-16, the number of beds increased to 18.6 beds per 100,000 people, an increase of 24 per cent. ACT Health was unable to establish where the decrease of 17.6 per cent Mrs Dunne referred to, has come from.
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