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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4053 ..


The 2019-20 Strategic Objective 3: Maintaining Reduced Rates of Patient Return to an ACT Public Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit aligns with national counting methodology which now incorporates all Mental Health inpatient readmissions as opposed to the previous measure of unplanned readmissions only.

Therefore the target for 2019-20 has been adjusted to reflect this. The Strategic Objective measures Canberra Health Services performance only.


ACT Health—internal audits(Question No 2667)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2019:

(1) How many internal audit reports did ACT Health commission during 2018-19 and (a) what were the topics of those audits, (b) when were these internal audit reports received, (c) are any of these reports still outstanding, (d) who performed these audits, (e) were any of these reports prepared by outside consultants and (f) how much did each report prepared by outside consultants’ cost.

(2) Has the Minister for Health and the Director-General of ACT Health been advised of the outcome of each audit.

(3) Which area of ACT Health is responsible for implementing the findings of each audit report.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Refer to the response provided to Question on Notice 2588.

(a) Refer to the response provided to Question on Notice 2588.

(b) September 2018.

(c) No.

(d) Refer to the response provided to Question on Notice 2588.

(e) Yes.

(f) Refer to the response provided to Question on Notice 2588.

(2) No briefings have been provided to the Minister for Health or the Director-General of ACT Health Directorate.

(3) Strategic Procurement Unit, Corporate & Governance Division.


ACT Health—internal audits(Question No 2668)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2019:

(1) How many internal audit reports did Canberra Health Services commission during 2018-19 and (a) what were the topics of those audits, (b) when were these internal


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