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4. Yes, reports are generated at the end of term and presented to cross directorate committees. The program was disrupted in 2020 and 2021 due to the ACT’s response to the pandemic. Generated reports are at Attachment A.
5. At the commencement of the program in 2018 there were 4 FTE RNs. The program has expanded since this time and now provides 9.7 FTE RN and 1 FTE Clinical Nurse Consultant.
6. The SYHN works closely with each school’s Wellness team. Each school has a different preference for how they want students to access the SYHN, whether it be drop in or booking a time with the school’s front office. There is no central booking system. For this reason, collecting data on wait times is not feasible.
7. The SYHN program is aimed at providing a health service for students autonomously. Students are assessed by the nurse on presentation according to the Gillick competency principles. Nurses will contact a parent/carer with the student’s knowledge if there is a concern regarding the student’s capacity to consent.
8. Teachers can request an appointment for a high school student through the school’s referral process without the consent of the parents/carers.
9. On average, students access the SYHN program three times. This varies due to initial reason of presentation.
10. Please see reports at Attachment A.
11. It is mandatory for a SYHN RN to be registered or eligible for Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and have experience working in adolescent health. It is desirable for an RN to have more than four years’ experience working in adolescent health and have additional qualifications in Health Promotion, Sexual Health, Mental Health and/or Adolescent Health.
12. The SYHN program was formally evaluated by the Australian National University Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute in 2012 (Attachment B).
(Copies of the attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office).
(Question No 681)
Ms Clay asked the Minister for Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 25 March 2022:
(1) Can the Minister provide an update on the progress of consultation with the Florey school community, and broader Florey community on the future of their dryland oval.
(2) Can the Minister provide a timeline for this consultation.
Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) as the land custodian has been collaboratively working with the Education Directorate to determine opportunities for