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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4015 ..

(a, b, e, f) (iii)

Public mental health services support multiple access points into the system (including the Walk-in Centres, Emergency Department presentation, community health centres, phone lines) where the person will be guided to the most appropriate service.

(2) (a) The pathways and services mentioned in the response to question 1, excluding the services identified in the response to question (2) (b), are operated by ACTHD, CHS and Calvary Hospital Bruce.

(b) The following services are operated by non-government organisations:

CHN, which has partnered with ACTHD, the Southern NSW Primary Health Network, and Southern NSW Local Health District, to implement HealthPathways across the ACT and Southern NSW. This receives Commonwealth and ACT Government funding;

Healthdirect, which receives funding from most jurisdictions and the Commonwealth; and

HCCA, which received funding from the ACT Government to undertake its work.

(3) (a) & (b) These navigation services and pathways are complementary by design. The intention is to provide multiple avenues to assist people to access and navigate the health system. The Community Health Literacy Project being undertaken by the HCCA, and the previous patient care navigation work, are assisting in identifying navigation services and pathways available in the ACT and opportunities for further improvement.

(4) (a) & (b) See response to question 3.

(5) The responsibility for revision of each of these services and pathways sits with the individual area responsible for the implementation of these initiatives. Of the 456 localised pathways that CHN HealthPathways has developed, 190 of these pathways are currently being localised, updated and/or reviewed.

Government—invoices(Question No 2589)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 August 2019:

(1) In relation to the payments on the Notifiable Invoices Register to (a) Koomarri ($26 325.94 on 20 June 2019) and (b) The Sax Institute ($27 500 on 18 June 2019), (i) what was the purpose of the grants and (ii) why were the payments described as “Grants Other”.

(2) What was the purpose of the payment of $1.5m on 28 June 2019 to Canberra Mothercraft Society.

(3) What (a) were the building and fitout works related to the payments made to various suppliers in June 2019, totalling $994 625.72 and described as “Buildings & Fitout – WIP” and (b) is the value of works remaining to be completed.

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