Page 3897 - Week 11 - Thursday, 24 November 2022

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Questions without notice taken on notice

Canberra Hospital—Intensive Care Unit

Ms Stephen-Smith (in reply to a question by Ms Castley on Wednesday, 12 October 2022):

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff are highly skilled and a stepped-education program is used to upskill staff from orientation/foundation through to senior roles within the ICU. These are continually reviewed and updated to ensure staff are confident to safely deliver care across the spectrum of treatments that are provided in the complex ICU environment. Canberra Health Services has listened to the concerns of staff and implemented the following:

Increasing the Clinical Development Nurse (CDN) support, with an additional two temporary CDN positions (doubling the existing team);

Introducing nine Assistant in Nursing positions (AINs) to provide additional support (within their scope of practice) to the nursing team;

Specific education days for Clinical Care Coordinator and Team Leaders, to provide further understanding of their roles and provide leadership development opportunities;

Running the Foundations Program for those new to the ICU without previous ICU experience – 12 month stepped program developing their competencies in all areas of ICU nursing;

Running the ICU Orientation program (for those new to ICU but with previous experience) – includes five supernumerary days;

Establishment of the ICU Culture Action Plan Working Group to drive the development of the ICU Culture Action Plan, which will take the recommendations from the ICU review and develop and implement actions to address concerns; and

Recruitment process to fill current vacancies in the unit, advertising locally, nationally and internationally.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—legal services

Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mr Cain on Thursday, 13 October 2022):

Reference to the current provision of an interview friends service by the Aboriginal Legal Service was a historical reference that has now been removed from the JACS website.

Motor vehicles—registration

Mr Steel (in reply to a question by Mr Parton on Tuesday, 18 October 2022):

ACT Policing has issued no fines for the specific offence of not transferring vehicle registration to the ACT within the required three-month period. Noting this requirement came into effect in April 2022.

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