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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5347..


(1)(b) Howard Florey Centenary House. To determine the best option for the reinstatement of the Health Protection Services in Holder following the Canberra Bushfires.

(2) The options for Watson are being considered by the Department. The Health Protection Services are to be rebuilt on the existing Holder site.

(3) Yes, the Watson Feasibility Study has been completed.

(4) Yes, and that will be reflected in the next quarterly report.

(5) The feasibility study for Watson has been completed. The Health Protection Service study is complete.

Calvary Hospital-child and adolescent mental health team

(Question No 1215)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to Hennessey House:

(1) In the September Quarterly Capital Works Progress Report, under minor new works, the project 'Hennessey House Bruce - Collocate CALCAM'. What works will be undertaken as part of this project;

(2) This project is listed for completion in June 2003. Is this completion date correct;

(3) If yes to (2) why then was $0 expended on this project at the end of the first quarter and what is the total expenditure for this project as at 10 December 2003. If no to (2) what is the new completion date and what expenditure has taken place on this project as at 10 December 2003.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the member's question is:

(1) The Calvary Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health team (CALCAM) previously occupied space in Residence C at Calvary Hospital but had to vacate that space at short notice. The Cottage and Technical and Special Classes (TASC) room in the Hennessey House precinct were identified as potentially providing suitable accommodation for the CALCAM team, subject to significant renovation work being carried out. The Capital Works unit of ACT Health established a project to urgently undertake the renovations and move the CALCAM team by the required deadline.

(2) Yes. The work was undertaken late in the 2002/03 financial year, however some expenditure did occur in 2003/04. This expenditure ($0.038m) was not reported in the quarterly report due to a coding error which has been corrected for the next report.

Due to the urgent nature of the relocation, ACT Health undertook the project in 2002/03 by cash managing the Capital Works Program with the cash replaced from the 2003/04 approved program.


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