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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2657 ..


(4) a) The ACT Government has hydrotherapy pools at the following locations on the south side:

Malkara Special School (Garran)

b) The ACT Government has hydrotherapy pools at the following locations on the north side:

University of Canberra Hospital (Bruce);

Black Mountain Special School (O’Connor);

Turner School (Turner); and

Cranleigh School (Holt).

The suitability of these pools for use by community organisations, such as Arthritis ACT, is being considered as part the work being undertaken by Nous Group.

(5)

Specifications

Canberra Hospital

University of Canberra Hospital

a.

10295mm

15000mm

b.

4990mm

6000mm

c.

1650mm

1640mm

d.

Water chemistry is maintained as per ACT Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Code of Practice – Part A 2005 and AS/NZ 3979-2006 Hydrotherapy Pools

Water chemistry is maintained as per ACT Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Code of Practice – Part A 2005 and AS/NZ 3979-2006 Hydrotherapy Pools

e.

33-34 degrees Celsius

Maintained between 30 – 36 degrees Celsius, with an optimum “thermoneutral temperature” of 33.5-35 degrees Celsius.

f.

5 steps – 1315mm wide

Pool access is via a graded ramp with handrails on the sides of the ramp

g.

Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy support equipment

Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy support equipment

h.

Change cubicles, staff bathroom, male and female bathrooms and corridor area

Changeroom and bathroom facilities are located within the hydrotherapy space at the hospital including dedicated staff, male, female and accessible facilities.

i.

Single access/egress point, underground plantroom.

The modern plantroom facilities are located on the same level the pool with contemporary access/egress infrastructure.

(6) Not applicable.

(7) This will be determined through the work being undertaken by Nous Group.

(8) Demand modelling for rehabilitation services was undertaken to inform the planning of UCH, which is a purpose-built rehabilitation hospital. The work being undertaken by Nous Group will further assist in understanding demand for community access to hydrotherapy pool facilities.


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