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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4371 ..


9 Months (i) Oct 18 - Jun 19 $'000 ACT Health Directorate (a) 216,158 Canberra Health Services (b) 866,822 1,082,980 Annualised (ii) 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 ACT Health Directorate (a) 288,211 296,066 303,314 308,291 Canberra Health Services (b) 1,155,763 1,187,264 1,216,327 1,236,283 1,443,974 1,483,330 1,519,641 1,544,574

(2) The funding of staffing is from existing budget allocations. The allocation of functions across the organisations has been determined based on the current levels of resources and activity required to deliver the service.

ACT Health—communications (Question No 1721)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:

(1) How many communications staff will be employed and what classifications will they hold in (a) ACT Health, (b) Canberra Hospital and Health Services, (c) the Minister's office and (d) Minister Rattenbury's office as from 1 October 2018.

(2) How many levels of management will be required to approve media releases and other communications collateral for (a) ACT Health and (b) Canberra Hospital and Health Services as from 1 October 2018.

(3) How many communications staff will be employed at (a) The Canberra Hospital, (b) University of Canberra Public Hospital and (c) Calvary public hospital as from 1 October 2018.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) ACT Health will have the following communications function:

a. Media - 1 x SOGA, 1 x SOG C, 1 x ASO5

b. Strategic and internal communication - 2 x SOG B, 2 x SOG C

c. Online and design - 1 x SOG A, 3 x ASO6

(b) Canberra Health Services will have the following communications function:

a. Media - 1 x SOGB, 1 x SOGC, 1 x ASO6

b. Strategic and internal communication - 3 x SOGB, 3 x SOGC, 1 x ASO6, 2 x ASO5

(c) Communications staff supporting the ACT Executive are employed in the Government Communications Unit in the Chief Minister's Office.

(d) Minister Rattenbury's office is supported by two communications staff at 0.7 FTE.

(2) The Communications functions in both organisations will report to the office of the CEO and the office of the Director-General. It is expected this will streamline approval processes, noting that subject matter expertise from within other areas of the Directorate/Health Service will often be required.


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