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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2212..


Calvary Hospital and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service jointly provide CALCAM, a daycare service for young people with cognitive, behavioral or emotional problems, including those diagnosed with ADD and ADHD.


FaBRiC (Family Based Respite Care) provides respite care and social support services to children with a disability and their families. A significant number of FaBRiC's clients have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

(8) As above

(9) The ACT Government is in the process of recruiting more pediatricians to The Canberra Hospital (TCH) for 2003/2004. The availability of these extra positions is expected to reduce the current waiting times for diagnosis and treatment of ADD and ADHD sufferers, as well as improve client outcomes.

ACTION-bus services

(Question No 689)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to route services and further to your reply to part (5) of Question on notice no 482 in which you failed to provide the number of patrons who used the new route 755 for Campbell Park and Russell employees in Gungahlin for each month this service has been operating. Can you please provide those figures.

Mr Corbell

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

Service 755 commenced operating in November 2002 with monthly boardings as follows:

November

36

December

62

January

45

February

132

March

178

April

254

This service continues to improve in terms of patronage with the April outcome significantly better than March in view of the many public and school holidays that fell in April.

ACTION will continue to monitor this service as part of the regular review of service demands and optimisation of resources.

ACTION-bus services

(Question No 691)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to ACTION and further to Question on Notice No. 565 asked by Mrs Dunne:


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