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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 966..


reading client and household updates, which covers a range of support and administrative checks. There is also a staff communication book and diary for staff to pass on more general information.

(2) Staff who have not worked in a home for three months or more are provided with an additional half hour paid handover period to familiarise themselves with the residents and routines of the house. Staff familiar with the household are required to complete the handover process as outlined above.

Gudgenby homestead

(Question No 935)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for the Environment, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) What proposals is Environment ACT considering for the future use of Gudgenby homestead;

(2) Does Environment ACT consider that low impact uses such as small conferences and artists workshops might be the best use.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) A number of submissions have been received on the future use of Gudgenby homestead in response to the current review of the Namadgi National Park Draft Management Plan. Submissions on the Namadgi National Park Draft Management Plan were accepted up until 30 November 2005 and these are now being considered. A report on the management plan review will be provided to me later this year.

(2) Current management guidelines for Namadgi National Park support low impact adaptive use for the Gudgenby Homestead such as minor conferences or arts workshops. Environment ACT will conduct a more detailed evaluation of the options for future adaptive use once the results of the review of the Namadgi National Park Draft Management Plan are finalised.

Mental health facilities

(Question No 936)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2006:

(1) What is the average (a) number and (b) percentage of mental health patients that reappear in ACT psychiatric facilities within 28 days after discharge;

(2) What is the total number of mental health patients admitted to ACT psychiatric facilities;

(3) What was the (a) highest and (b) lowest figure used to calculate the average and from what time does the figure relate to;

(4) Which ACT psychiatric facilities were used in this calculation;

(5) Which ACT psychiatric facility has the highest rate of re-admission and what is this rate;


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