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It is a condition of all ACT Government funding programs that grant recipients provide a final report to the funding Directorate. Final reports must include a description of project outcomes and an acquittal of how the grant was used.

ACT Government funding programs also require grant recipients to acknowledge ACT Government support in material produced as a result of that funding. These conditions are further detailed on the ACT Government Grants webpage:

Canberra Health Services—COVID-19 leave
(Question No 625)

Mrs Jones asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 11 February 2022:

(1) In relation to Canberra Health Services, how many instances, since 1 July 2021, have there been of nurses being furloughed because they have been required to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.

(2) For each instance of quarantine or isolation referred to in part (1), did the nurse use (a) COVID-19 leave, (b) personal leave, (c) annual leave, (d) other leave (specify), (e) a combination of the leave types in (a)-(d) (specify) or (f) was the nurse not entitled to leave.

(3) How many days of (a) COVID-19 leave, (b) personal leave, (c) annual leave and (d) other leave, have been accessed by nurses in each month since 1 July 2021.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Canberra Health Services (CHS) is unable to answer all elements of this question. When staff apply for COVID leave, CHS internally tracks this request, however once this leave is approved, it cannot be traced. When the COVID Leave type was created for ACTPS employees, no ACTPS leave codes were created to allow directorates to track the amount of leave paid.

(2) As above.

(3) (a) As above.

(b) The breakdown of personal leave days paid by month to Nursing Staff at CHS since 1 July 2021 is detailed below. These days are the total hours of personal leave paid and divided by eight (shift length) to determine days taken per month. There are three types of personal leave included as defined in the table with total per month detailed.

Personal leave days
















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