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when you compare them to their peer hospitals, they are nowhere near the bottom of the pack for their peer hospitals.

Going to Ms Lee’s question, I will take the detail of the question on notice, in terms of how much both Calvary and Canberra Health Services have spent in terms of reviewing the models in their emergency departments. Both of them have done some considerable work to understand the models of care and patient flow in their emergency departments. Of course, we have made significant investments as well.

Mr Hanson interjecting

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: But I would again say to the opposition that, when you compare jurisdiction by jurisdiction, it is not an accurate comparison.

Mr Hanson interjecting

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: It is certainly not an apples with apples comparison.

Dr Paterson: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Minister.

Dr Paterson: Madam Speaker, Mr Hanson is yelling across the chamber at the minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you. Mr Hanson, you know that you should not be interjecting. Let us see if we can get through question time without your utterances.

Mr Hanson interjecting

Mr Rattenbury: Madam Speaker, on a point of order, after you just made your comments, Mr Hanson looked your way and said, “Running interference, hey?” He is clearly casting aspersions on the ruling of the Speaker, and I ask that he withdraw it.

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, I did say, “Running interference.” I was looking at Mr Barr, and I know that Mr Barr is an honest man; he will attest to that.

Members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, can we put the humour, which is somewhat warranted and somewhat unwarranted, aside? Mr Hanson, you are a serial interjector, so I would ask you to stop. Whether that was a reference to my ruling, or indeed to the point of order raised, it was not useful. I would ask you to refrain.

MS LEE: Minister, when will you implement the emergency department operating model, and how delayed has this project been?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: We are in the process of implementing changes across both emergency departments. A number of those changes have been implemented in the Canberra Hospital emergency department. For example, I was in there just the other

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