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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 29 November 2018) . . Page.. 5236 ..


2017 – 32

2018 – 39

(xv) Was there an event admission fee, if so (A) how much was the fee and (B) who was exempt from paying the fee?

No fee was charged in any of the years

(xvi) Which MLAs were invited?

2013 – Minister for Health

2014 – Minister for Health

2015 – Minister for Health

2017 – Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Mental Health

2018 – Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Mental Health


Canberra Hospital—overdose statistics(Question No 1896)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) How many people were admitted to The Canberra Hospital in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018 (to the date on which this question was published in the Questions on Notice Paper) in relation to (i) alcohol abuse, (ii) an overdose of oxycodone or other pharmaceutical opioids, (iii) an overdose of benzodiazepines, (iv) heroin overdose, (v) methyl amphetamine or ice overdose, (vi) cocaine overdose, (vii) an overdose of MDMA or ecstasy, (viii) an overdose of fentanyl and (ix) an overdose of cannabis or cannabinoids.

(2) How many patients died while in hospital for each year and in relation to each category referred to in part (1).

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The number of people admitted to Canberra Hospital in relation to the following diagnosis codes for the years 2014 to 2018 were:

Number of admissions

Diagnosis

(a) 2014

(b) 2015

(c) 2016

(d) 2017

(e) 2018

(i)

Alcohol Abuse

843

923

1007

1028

814

(ii)

Overdose - Oxycodone or other pharmaceutical opioids

82

90

123

105

66

(iii)

Overdose - Benzodiazepines

87

77

93

121

97

(iv)

Overdose - Heroin

0

13

9

6

11

(v)

Overdose - Methylamphetamine or ICE

3

8

8

8

6

(vi)

Overdose - Cocaine

0

5

3

2

2

(vii)

Overdose - MDMA or Ecstasy

4

5

3

4

6

(viii)

Overdose - Fentanyl

7

20

6

13

13

(ix)

Overdose - Cannabis or Cannabinoids

5

3

4

5

10


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