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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 23 August 2018) . . Page.. 3587 ..


(5) How many of those positions referred to in part (4) are filled as at the date of the answer given to this question.

(6) How many full-time mental health nursing positions have been created for the University of Canberra Public Hospital.

(7) How many of those positions referred to in part (6) are filled as at the date of the answer given to this question.

(8) How many full-time psychiatrists and mental health nursing staff have been transferred to the University of Canberra Public Hospital from other mental health facilities in the ACT and from which other mental health facilities have they been transferred.

(9) Have the consequential vacancies at other mental health facilities been filled with new permanent staff; if not, why not.

(10) How many full-time psychiatrists and mental health nursing staff have been recruited to the University of Canberra Public Hospital other than from other mental health facilities in the ACT.

(11) How many beds are allocated for mental health patients at the University of Canberra Public Hospital.

(12) What is the average mental health bed occupancy rate at the University of Canberra Public Hospital up to the date of the answer given to this question.

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

(1) The mental health units at University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCH) were designed with a focus on ligature point minimisation. Innovations include anti ligature tapware in the ensuites, continuous hinges on the bedroom doors, 15 kilogram weight bearing curtains, towel hooks and wardrobe rails, and weight sensors on top of the doors in the bedrooms.

(2) Any potential ligature points have been minimised through the design process and the innovations described above.

(3) As above.

(4) The two psychiatrists who were previously working at Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre (BHRC) (1.0 FTE) have transferred to UCH. No additional positions have been created.

(5) All of them.

(6) The Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (AMHRU) has 18.81 FTE nursing staff. All these positions transferred from BHRC. The Adult Mental Health Day Service (AMHDS) has 3 FTE nurses. Two of these positions were transferred from the AMHDS located at the Belconnen Community Health Centre and one new position has been created.

(7) All of them.


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