Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 9 June 2022) . . Page.. 2029 ..
(Question No 701)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 8 April 2022 (redirected to the Chief Minister):
(1) How many Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCAs) have there been in government schools each year since 2016.
(2) How many fatalities have there been in government schools from a SCA since 2016.
(3) Were there defibrillators at the schools where the fatalities occurred.
(4) How many SCAs have recovered because of the use of a defibrillator since 2016.
(5) How many SCAs have there been in government workplaces since 2016.
(6) How many fatalities have there been in government workplaces from a SCA since 2016.
(7) Were there defibrillators at the government workplace where the fatalities occurred.
(8) How many SCAs have there been on ACT government transport since 2016.
(9) How many fatalities have there been on ACT government transport from a SCA since 2016.
(10) How many times have the Field Response Vans responded to a SCA on ACT government transport.
(11) What is the average time the Field Response Vans take to get to a SCA on ACT government transport.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
1, 2) The ACT Government workplace incident notification system records fewer than ten ACT Government employees having suffered cardiac events while on ACT Government school premises in the period since 2016. None of these are recorded as fatal incidents.
A cardiac event is an incident involving ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, myocarditis, pericarditis or rheumatic fever.
More specific data is not forthcoming, doing so may breach the privacy of the affected people.
3) There are no recorded incidents of fatalities because of SCAs at ACT Government schools.
4) This information is not held by ACT Government.