Page 1661 - Week 05 - Thursday, 2 June 2022

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(3) Can the Minister provide (a) a breakdown of the number and classification of staff who have worked on the report each year since 2015-16, (b) a breakdown of the consultants or third parties (beyond the directorate and Canberra Health Services) who have worked on the report since 2015-16, (c) details about the services the consultants have provided and total cost and (d) details on whether consultants have been engaged and why.

(4) Is there an intentional lag time in releasing the report; if so, why.

(5) On what dates were the (a) Quarter 1, (b) Quarter 2, (c) Quarter 3 and (d) Quarter 4 reports published on Health’s ACT Public Health Services Quarterly Performance Report webpage since 2015-16.

(6) Can the Minister provide details on what the total cost of producing and publishing the report has been since 2015-16.

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

(1) The ACT Public Health Services Quarterly Performance Report (QPR) for Quarter 2 2021-22 was published to the ACT Health Directorate (ACTHD) website on 20 April 2022.

(2) The ACTHD aims to finalise a QPR approximately 90 days after the end of the quarter. This allows for a standard six-week period during which clinical coding is completed by each hospital and data quality can be reviewed.

Subject to any delays due to data validation, diversion of resources to competing priorities and other unforeseen impacts, the QPRs for Quarter 3, 2021-22 and Quarter 4, 2021-22 are expected to be released in late June 2022 and late September 2022, respectively.

(3) The QPR is prepared primarily by ACTHD in collaboration with Canberra Health Services (CHS) and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB). A summary of standard staff classification and roles of staff involved in QPR production between 2015-16 and 2021-22 is provided in the table below:

Classification of staff


1-2 X APS6

Upload of data to Data Warehouse/ Data Repository


Clearance of extracted data

2-3 X APS6-SOGA*

Communications and engagement

1-2X SOGC^

Preparation of report/correspondence and clearance paperwork

1-2 X SOGB^

Review of data and report/correspondence and Clearance paperwork


Approval of QPR, correspondence and Clearance paperwork

1 X SES Level 1

Endorsement of QPR, Clearance of correspondence to stakeholders

1 X SES Level 2

Approve Minister Brief/QPR/Technical and Supplementary Information

Director General

Review QPR and recommend Minister agree to the QPR’s publication

*Approximately three staff spend an estimated 5 to 10 hours per Report.

^ Usually 1 X SOGC and 1 X SOGB provide these functions. For the Quarter 4, 2018-19 Report additional staff worked on the QPR building the QPR datasets into the new ACT Health Data Repository and developing Quarterly Performance Report indicators.

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