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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 6 Hansard (8 June) . . Page.. 2062..

(3) The ACT Health Patient Master Index project is planned to be implemented in September 2006.

(4) The ACT Health Patient Master Index will enable accurate and timely consumer information sharing between all members of the ACT Health treating team. This will facilitate a more seamless transfer of care from one treating team member to the next.

(5) ACT Health will extend the Electronic Discharge Summary to all Clinical Units in March 2007.

(6) The Canberra Hospital Electronic Discharge Summary will facilitate a more seamless transfer of care information from one treating team member to the next.

(7) The Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Pilot is complete.

(8) The VMO Pilot was implemented to facilitate VMO access to required ACT Health applications from their Private Consulting rooms. ACT Health consumers have benefited as a result of VMOs being able to access consumer records whilst reviewing consumers in their consulting rooms.

(9) The Patient Administration System at The Canberra Hospital will be implemented in 2006-07.

(10) The Patient Administration System being implemented in 2006-07 replaces the existing 15-year-old Patient Administration System and provides a single Patient Administration System for Community Health and The Canberra Hospital.

Hospitals-elective surgery lists

(Question No 1086)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 3 May 2006:

(1) How many people on the public elective surgery waiting list have not yet been given a proposed date for surgery;

(2) How many of those people have been waiting for a proposed date for (a) less than 12 months, (b) more than 12 months and (c) more than 24 months.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) As of 10 May 2006, there were 4,066 people on the public surgery waiting list without a proposed date for surgery. Dates for surgery are given 2 - 3 weeks in advance. It should be noted that these numbers change daily.

(2) Of these 4,066 people

(a) 3,063 people have been waiting less than 12 months.

(b) 701 people have been waiting between 12 and 24 months.

(c) 302 people have been waiting greater than 24 months.

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