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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 16 August 2018) . . Page.. 3187 ..


(2) How was the information provided in the answers to QON 1033 parts 1 (a) and 2 (a) compiled.

(3) If the information in answer to QON 1033 was compiled manually, why was it not readily able to be extracted from Health Directorate or Shared Services systems.

(4) Why is the communications staff structure so top-heavy with senior officers and a member of the senior executive service.

(5) What communications collateral is produced by directorate communications staff apart from media releases.

(6) At what intervals is that collateral issued.

(7) What is the assessed reach and frequency of that collateral.

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

1. The response required input from multiple areas across ACT Health. These areas of ACT Health provided input:

DDG Corporate;

DDG Canberra Hospital and Health Services;

DDG Performance Reporting and Data;

Office of Chief Nurse;

Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer;

Office of Chief Medical Officer;

Chief Health Officer;

Territory Wide Service Redesign;

ACT Health Library and Multimedia Services; and

Senior Manager Media.

Further clarification was sought from BreastScreen, Donatelife and the Minister’s Office.

2. The information related to the number of communications staff in the directorate was provided by the Workforce Reporting Team, DDG Performance Reporting and Data. The data was extracted from Health Directorate Human Resource Information system. The information from other areas across ACT Health was compiled manually.

3. The Communications Branch do not have access to human resources information for all work areas across ACT Health and thus had to seek input from:

DDG Corporate;

DDG Canberra Hospital and Health Services;

DDG Performance Reporting and Data;

Office of Chief Nurse;

Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer;

Office of Chief Medical Officer;

Chief Health Officer;

Territory Wide Service Redesign;

ACT Health Library and Multimedia Services; and

Senior Manager Media.


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