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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4057 ..


(7) 4pm – CH Commander.

(8) CH Commander, CH Emergency Department Admitting Officer, CH Director of Nursing Patient Flow, relevant CH management positions involved in patient flow, ACT Ambulance Service and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

(9) Hospital capacity returned to manageable activity.


Government—hospital bypass policy(Question No 2675)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2019:

(1) What are the Government’s policies and procedures, including reporting requirements, relating to hospital bypass measures, whether those policies, procedures and reporting requirements be referred to as “hospital bypass”, “ambulance bypass”, “ambulance diversion”, “load levelling”, “ambulance distribution”, “demand management” or any other similar term.

(2) How do the policies, procedures and reporting arrangements as referred to in part (1) compare with those in other jurisdictions.

(3) If the government does not have any element of “policies”, “procedures” and “reporting requirements” relating to hospital bypass measures (or similar term), why.

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

(1) Canberra Health Services (CHS) has a Capacity Escalation Procedure which sets out CHS overarching approach to identifying and responding to Canberra Hospital capacity during high demand situations or where capacity exceeds available service access. This is available online at health.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-09/Capacity%20Escalation%20Procedure.pdf.

(2) CHS is unable to provide specific comment around escalation procedures in other jurisdictions however CHS does benchmark with other jurisdictions. Escalation procedures at other hospitals were reviewed when preparing the CHS Capacity Escalation Procedure.

(3) See above.


Trees—scar(Question No 2681)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 23 August 2019 (redirected to the Minister for City Services):

(1) In relation to the trunk of heritage-listed scarred tree MST4, when will consultations between Transport Canberra and City Services and Representative Aboriginal Organisations (RAOs) occur regarding final arrangements for the trunk of MST4.


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