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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5257 ..


(2)(c) During February 2018 - June 2018 only a 0.8 FTE graphic designer was working in the Communications Branch. Due to the reduced graphic design capacity during this period, some projects were outsourced.

Canberra Hospital—radiology department (Question No 1919)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) In relation to the answer given to question on notice No 1870, how many CT scans in total (the total of those analysed in-house and those sent offsite for analysis) were taken at The Canberra Hospital between 1 January 2018 and 21 September 2018.

(2) Why was the contract with the offsite provider, Everlight, not listed on the contract register.

(3) What are the long-term plans to bring CT analysis and reporting back on site.

(4) What is the target date for that strategy to be implemented.

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

1. 14,949 CT scans in total. Of these, 14,116 were reported by Canberra Hospital radiologists and 833 were reported by the offsite radiology provider.

2. This was an oversight on the part of ACT Health, and has since been corrected.

3. Canberra Hospital plans to have CT scanning back on site as soon as possible.

4. As soon as possible.

Canberra Hospital—operating theatres (Question No 1920)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) What are the normal "business" hours for each operating theatre at The Canberra Hospital (TCH).

(2) During the period 1 November 2016 to the date on which this question was published in the Questions on Notice Paper (a) which operating theatres at TCH were unavailable for surgery, (b) on what dates were they unavailable for surgery, (c) why were they unavailable for surgery, (d) what did it cost to return them to service, (e) how many surgeries were (i) delayed or (ii) cancelled and (f) what was the average daily "business" hours per operating theatre.

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


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