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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (14 August) . . Page.. 2845 ..


all the key conditions. A departmental orientation program has been completed and distributed to all radiologists and trainees within the department. A formalised regular teaching schedule has been scheduled and reinvigorated and will continue to be provided as per the college's guidelines. The college will, as requested, be advised of the installation of new equipment. The new directors of training have guaranteed that trainees will be supported to attend training workshops. All trainees have been offered two and three-year contracts to align with their training schedule.

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, resume your seat.

Mr Hanson: The question was specifically about the reasons for the downgrade from A status to D status, rather than what is being done to address that issue. Why has it been downgraded?

MS FITZHARRIS: I said that right at the very beginning.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think at the very beginning she made reference to relationships and working conditions and then went on to say what actions have occurred since. You have six seconds left, minister.

MS FITZHARRIS: No, thank you.

MR HANSON: Minister, what representations or information have you received about the problems with the culture in the medical imaging department at the Canberra Hospital?

MS FITZHARRIS: I have received a briefing from ACT Health about the accreditation process and, I believe, one letter regarding one member of staff in that department.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, will you table the preliminary accreditation report and the final accreditation report that you mentioned in question time in relation to the Canberra Hospital medical imaging department by the close of business this sitting week?

MS FITZHARRIS: I will seek advice and take that question on notice.

Canberra Hospital—radiology department

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Minister, have you been advised of a recent death in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Canberra Hospital that highlighted procedural inefficiencies in the medical imaging department?

MS FITZHARRIS: No, I have not.


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