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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1826..


Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

No.

Canberra Urban Parks and Places (CUPP), with input from the Policy Group in the Chief Minister's Department, is currently reviewing the approach and responsibilities outlined in the memorials policy. The consideration of further plaques will occur once the revised policy is adopted.

As per above.

Canberra Hospital-peri-operative unit

(Question No 550)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to the peri-operative unit at Canberra Hospital:

Can the Minister advise if the Perioperative Unit is functional;

If not, when will it be functional;

When functional, how many beds will be available;

How many of these beds will cater for elective surgery patients;

How many will cater for patients other than elective surgery patients;

What will be the estimated annual running cost of the unit at full capacity.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

In relation to the questions I assume the Peri-operative Unit refers to the Extended Day Surgery Unit (23 hour Unit). The term Peri-operative Unit describes the Theatre complex. The Extended Day Surgery Unit is an extension of the existing Day Surgery Unit in the Theatre complex. The Day Surgery Unit has been operational for some time.

The Unit is not yet functional.

The Extended Day Surgery Unit will be functional from June 5, 2003. The Units operating hours will be 0700 Monday to 1500 Saturday.

10 Extended Day Surgery beds will be available along with the current 10﷓Day Surgery beds.

Bed usage will be flexible. Approximately 6 beds will be utilised for elective procedures.

Bed usage will be flexible. Approximately 4 beds will be utilised for non-elective procedures.

The cost of running the Unit at full capacity is $832,021.


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