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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 10 Hansard (20 September) . . Page.. 3973 ..


Answers to questions

Hospitals—staff safety (Question No 1567)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) How many staff were assaulted in the course of their duties, for each operative area, between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2018 by (a) members of the public and (b) other staff.

(2) In how many of these assaults were drugs and alcohol a factor.

(3) What drugs were most often a contributing factor.

(4) Which health occupation was most likely to have members assaulted in the course of their duties.

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

(1) (a) Staff Assaults by Division (Operative Area) by members of the public (including patients and relatives) from 1 January 2017 - 30 June 2018:

Business Support 1 Cancer Ambulatory and Community Health Support 3 Clinical Support Services 29 Critical Care 27 Health Infrastructure Services 1 Medicine 20 Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services 105 Canberra Hospital and Health Services 1 Population Health 1 Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care 51 Surgery and Oral Health 18 Women, Youth and Children 6 Total 263

(b) Other staff -- Zero incidents (recorded on Riskman, the only source for the recording of staff incidents).

(2) This data is not recorded.

(3) This data is not recorded.

(4) Nurses.

Hospitals—staff safety (Question No 1567—revised)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:


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