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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5303 ..


(31) Did the selection panel prepare a final report and recommendation; if not, why not.

(32) To whom was that report submitted.

(33) Who approved the appointment of the successful candidate.

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

The selection process and appointment of the Director of Medical Imaging was completed in accordance with the provisions of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 and the Public Sector Management Standards 2016.

Hospitals—meals (Question No 1987)

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

(1) In relation to (a) The Canberra Hospital, (b) Calvary Public Hospital, (c) Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and (d) University of Canberra Public Hospital, what dietary options are available for (i) vegetarian patients, (ii) vegan patients, (iii) celiac patients, (iv) halal, (v) kosher, (vi) patients with lactose intolerance, (vii) patients with other allergies or intolerances and (viii) patients with other food preferences.

(2) What monitoring of (a) nutritional and (b) aesthetic, values is made in relation to food provided to patients in the categories listed in part (1).

(3) Are food nutritional and aesthetic values at least the same as provided to patients in a public hospital for food prepared by an ACT Government facility that is provided to private hospitals for serving to patients.

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

(1) (a) The Canberra Hospital offers a 14 day menu cycle using the cook-chill food service production methods to provide a large range of diets, including those nominated, to meet the therapeutic requirements, dietary requirements and diets to meet religious and cultural needs of patients.

(b) The dietary requirements of patients in the nominated groups are met at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

(c) The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children meets the dietary requirements of patients, as nominated, through a 14 day menu cycle produced in the same way as above. Furthermore there are dedicated children's menus designed to provide child friendly food options, including finger food options, smaller portion sizes and variety appropriate to children and adolescents. Mid meals and snacks are available to support infants and children to meet their nutritional requirements. Carers are also supported through the availability of carer/companion meals.


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