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by independent accreditors a number of challenges were identified. In this year’s accreditation, very recently, in the past few weeks, 11 assessors, 400 hours spent across all the services; the assessment revealed a workforce culture that is closely aligned with the CHS vision, values, clinical governance framework and exceptional care framework. Many staff commented on the significant improvement in communications and staff morale since the last onsite organisational-wide accreditation in 2018.

MR DAVIS: Supplementary

MS CASTLEY: It is my supplementary first.

MR DAVIS: Oh, right.

MS CASTLEY: Thanks, anyway.

MADAM SPEAKER: Your enthusiasm is recommended.

MS CASTLEY: Appreciate your enthusiasm though.

Members and Opposition members interjecting, with laughter from all in the Chamber.

MS CASTLEY: Thank you Madam Speaker. Minister, can you table the report that you referenced in your last answer.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Thank you Madam Speaker. Ms Castley received this report through FOI but I would be very happy to table it.

MR DAVIS: Thank you very much Madam Speaker. Minister, in the last financial year, how many staff have been terminated from Canberra Health Services due to being perpetrators of workplace bullying?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Thank you Madam Speaker. I seem to recall that I have in fact answered a question on notice in relation to this matter. Very recently. So, I will get my staff to send through that response and I will provide that response on notice at the end of question time.

I would also say to Mr Davis that in many instances it won’t necessarily be clear around the termination of staff in those instances. Often those IR matters are not necessarily discussed in a way that he has phrased his question.

Education—Gungahlin College

MR HANSON: My question is to the minister for education. Minister, you have announced $1 million funding for planning and design work for a new public college in Gungahlin; however, the Gungahlin College P&C has said that the college is already full and at capacity and may not be able to manage until the new college is ready. They said, and I quote:

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