Page 2084 - Week 06 - Thursday, 9 June 2022

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Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1)-(3) The ACT Government receives reporting by funded program, not at the aggregate level requested. Aggregate data is available publicly through the Domestic Violence Crisis Service’s annual reports for 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18 and 2016-17. Requesting additional data beyond what is publicly reported or collected through standard program reporting places an additional burden on community sector organisations.

Questions without notice taken on notice

Health—specialist waiting times

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Castley and Mr Parton on Tuesday, 22 March 2022):

(1) Waiting lists for outpatient appointments are very dynamic with new referrals and new appointments occurring every business day. Overall, the paediatric outpatient waiting list has stayed steady with some specialties improving.

(2) As at 28 February 2022, 118 of the 707 patients triaged at that time for immunology outpatient review were seen for an initial appointment. Additional patient referrals were also removed from the waiting list for various reasons such as no longer requiring the appointment as the condition had been treated by their General Practitioner or had resolved.

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit—safety

Ms Davidson (in reply to a question by Mr Milligan on Tuesday, 3 May 2022):

Two nurses are currently on leave as a result of physical injuries sustained during their employment within Dhulwa Mental Health Unit.

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit—safety

Ms Davidson (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Kikkert on Tuesday, 3 May 2022):

The following safety measures have been implemented at Dhulwa:

Reinvigorating the Safewards methodology

Dynamic ISBAR (Introduction, Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations/Read back) has been introduced. This tool is used by clinical and security staff to assess risk and develop a plan before approaching or undertaking any discussion with a consumer that could generate agitation/aggression or violence towards staff.

Safety Huddles– these occur by clinical and security staff after every clinical handover (shift change) to identify any potential issues that may pose a risk to staff or consumers and any staff safety incidents that have occurred over the last 24-hours.

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