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Paid FTE and Headcount from January 2020 to 25 May 2022 for NICU is detailed in the graph below:

(Available at the Chamber Support Office).

The average tenure for Nursing staff in the NICU as at the end of May 2022 is 9.59 years.

Mental health—staffing
(Question No 829)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 10 June 2022:

(1) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of all mental health staff exits, by category, since 2016 (eg, retirement/redundancy/fired).

(2) Did each staff member listed in part (1) have an opportunity to provide exit feedback; if not, why not; if so, (a) what feedback are staff able to provide and (b) how many staff have completed this feedback since 2016.

(3) Can the Minister provide a breakdown by job title/classification of the top 10 types/categories of feedback and how many staff provided each type/category of feedback, each year since 2016.

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

1) Canberra Health Services (CHS) exit survey data commenced being collated electronically in October 2019. Prior to this date, data is unable to sourced readily and as such only data dating from October 2019 to present has been reported.

(Available at the Chamber Support Office).

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce mental health staff exits since 2016:


Head count

Cessation / contract end








2) Every CHS staff member is provided the opportunity to provide written feedback as part of an anonymous online survey as well as the opportunity to undertake an exit interview.

a) Staff exiting the organisation are able to provide confidential and anonymous responses to a range of questions focused on improving Canberra Health Services (CHS) such as their reason for leaving, how their team members work together, is recognition afforded and regularly provided, how visible the values are in the organisation and how supported the staff member felt in their role. Staff are also able to provide open comment on their experience with CHS including what improvements they would recommend. If they wish they may also leave their contact details and request a one-on-one interview with their manager, a HR professional, an Executive or the Chief Executive Officer.

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