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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 4 March 2004) . . Page.. 842 ..


Table 1: Locum and doctors recruited to ACT public hospitals in 2002-03

Year

Type of Doctor

The Canberra Hospital

Calvary Public Hospital

2002-03

Locum (being defined as a short term appointment

<6 months)

0

5

Doctors (being defined as a long term appointment of

>=6 months)

12

1

Estimated costs for recruiting these doctors, which includes relocation and agency recruitment costs are outlined in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Recruitment costs for locums and doctors from overseas to ACT public hospitals in 2002-03 financial year

Year

Type of Doctor

The Canberra Hospital

Calvary Public Hospital

2002-03

Locum

0

$4,095

Doctors

$111,232

$13,458

The countries that overseas doctors were recruited as locums and doctors for ACT public hospitals during 2002 and 2003 are outlined in Table 3 below:

Table 3: Country of origin of recruited locums and doctors from overseas to ACT public hospitals during 2002-03 financial year

Year

Country of origin

The Canberra Hospital

Calvary Public Hospital

2002-03

LOCUMS

New Zealand

0

5 (2 living permanently in Australia)

2002-03

DOCTORS

Colombia

1

0

Egypt (living in Ireland)

0

1

India

3

0

Malaysia

1

0

Papua New Guinea

1

0

Singapore

1

0

Sri Lanka

1

0

United Kingdom

4

0


Calvary Hospital—security(Question No 1250)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:


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