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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 4388 ..


e) Outstanding costs for the bundle package relate to works complete but not yet invoiced to the Territory. The contract as a whole is substantially complete with only minor works remaining on the final two projects with an anticipated invoice amount of $25,000 to $30,000 outstanding.

f) The Capital Upgrade Program now known as The Better Infrastructure Fund is an annual program of work involving minor building upgrades, mechanical, fire and safety upgrades and services infrastructure upgrades. The UMAHA program relates to a 2016/17 appropriation developed to address identified extreme/high risk infrastructure issues across ACT Health facilities and medium/low risk items associated with the Building 2/3 Redevelopment Project at Canberra Hospital.

(4) The delay in payment of the $142 386.27 to Comensura Pty Ltd is due to the investigation work required to ensure the accuracy of the charges on the invoice as this company is the business partner across multiple areas of the Directorate. The business process of handling such invoices has since been improved and the time required has shortened significantly.

(5) The delay in payment of the $503 817.75 to Kestral Computing Pty Ltd. was due to following up with the line area so the contract could be reviewed to ensure the invoice was consistent with the contact provisions for licensing and support of the Pathology Laboratory System.

Hospitals—sentinel events (Question No 1735)

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

(1) Were any procedures undertaken on the (a) wrong patient or (b) body part resulting in death or major permanent loss of function; if so, how many in relation to each of the answers given at parts (a) and (b) in relation to sentinel events in the ACT Health System during 2017-18.

(2) Were there any suicides in an inpatient unit; if so (a) which units and (b) how many in each unit.

(3) Were there any procedures in which instruments or other materials were not accounted for in a post-operative count; if so (a) how many cases and (b) how many cases required re-operation or further surgical procedure.

(4) Were there any intravascular gas embolisms resulting in death or neurological damage; if so, how many.

(5) Were there any haemolytic blood transfusion reactions resulting from ABO blood group incompatibilities; if so, how many.

(6) Were there any medication errors leading to the death of a patient reasonably believed to be due to the incorrect administration of drugs; if so, how many.


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