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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4382 ..


Assembly sitting month Number of question time briefs June 2018 61 July/August 2018 67 September 2018 64

4. The question time briefs for 20 September 2018 referred to a range of topics including accreditation, organisational reform, hospital performance, clinical services, infrastructure, contract management, maternity, alcohol and drugs, palliative care, end of life, population health matters and work health and safety.

5. Yes. The estimates briefs for the 21 June 2018 Select Committee on Estimates 2018-2019 hearing referred to a range of topics including ACT Health strategic indicators, budget initiatives, community budget, staffing profiles and key statistics, accreditation, organisational reform, hospital performance, clinical services, infrastructure, contract management, maternity, alcohol and drugs, palliative care, end of life, population health matters and work health and safety.

6. Yes. The estimates briefs prepared for ACT Health Senior Officials for the health and wellbeing portfolio included topics identified in response to question 5 that were relevant to their respective portfolios.

Mental health—staffing (Question No 1731)

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

(1) Have the transfers of the staff relating to answers given in question on notice No 1573 from the Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre (BHRC) and the Adult Mental Health Day Services (AMHDS) to the mental health facility at the University of Canberra Hospital resulted in vacancies at BHRC or AMHDS; if yes (a) what temporary back-filling arrangements are in place at BHRC and AMHDS and (b) when will the vacancies be filled.

(2) Have services at BHRC or AMHDS in any way been reduced or otherwise curtailed; if yes (a) to what extent, (b) why have they been reduced or otherwise curtailed, (c) for how long will they remain so and (d) what arrangements are in place to ensure capacity is not put under pressure for lack of staff.

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

(1) The transfer of Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre (BHRC) and the Adult Mental Health Day Services (AMHDS) to the mental health facility at the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) did not result in any vacancies.

(2) The services provided by the AMHDS have not been reduced or curtailed as result of the move to UCH.

The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU) at UCH provides services in accordance with the Unit's Model of Care. While the AMHRU Model of Care is


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