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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 4 May 2006) . . Page.. 1318 ..

No. ACT Health is implementing its Performance Management Framework as part of The Canberra Plan, developed by the Chief Minister's Department in 2003. As previously mentioned it is also to update and standardise existing inconsistent arrangements across ACT Health.

3(a) Some work areas across ACT Health previously had their own performance management processes. These processes had different procedures and did not feed into an organisational wide approach. Nor was there any real correlation between performance management and outcomes from more recent planning processes.

3(b) The ACT Health Framework links performance management to a core set of organisational goals, department responsibilities, work areas tasks and specific job outputs. Additionally, this Framework identifies organisational and individual learning and development needs.

3(c) Accreditation timelines have been identified as milestones for monitoring the implementation of the ACT Health Performance Management Framework. The accreditation process is a useful tool to check how the organisation is travelling so there is some logic in adjusting goals following outcomes from the accreditation process.

Health—sudden infant death syndrome

(Question No 1027)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 29 March 2006:

Noting that in the 2001-02 Budget a total of $412 000 was allocated to the Department of Health for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Funding” were all funds expended in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04 and (d) 2004-05; if not, why not;

Did ACT Health or Sids and Kids ACT administer the program;

What was achieved for the $412 000 expended over the four year period;

Was the funding provided to Sids and Kids ACT each year from 2002-03, as indicated in your response to question on notice No. 943, allocated through a grants program; if so, which grants program; if not, what section of the ACT Health budget does this funding come from;

Does the funding allocated under this Government replace the funding program administered by the former Government in 2001-02 or is it in addition to that program.

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

The Member is correct in noting that a total of $412,000 over four years was allocated to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Funding as an additional appropriation in the 2001-02 Budget. The Member may care to also note that the 2001-02 Budget allocation and associated forward estimates were made under the last Budget of the Government of the Fourth Assembly. Subsequent Budget allocations under the Government of the Fifth and Sixth Assemblies vary from the figures Ms Burke refers to, so that the actual amount allocated to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Funding between 2001-02 and 2004-05 was $440,251.

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