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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 270 ..


Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service has a standalone health and wellbeing service at the AMC. This integrated model of holistic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care in a correctional setting is an Australia-first.

(2) Justice Health Services has three Alcohol and Drug Nurses that provide clinical care including:

Assessing and managing withdrawal from drugs or alcohol;

Assessing and managing intoxication or overdose;

Assessing and managing patients on Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT) programs such as Methadone and Buprenorphine;

Managing health issues related to drug and alcohol use, in consultation with other specialists where appropriate;

Managing chronic pain, in consultation with Primary Care specialists;

Managing high risk pregnancies for drug dependent women;

Referring detainees to ACT Corrective Services alcohol and other drugs programs for case management support; and

Supporting continued care on release to the community through OMT release planning services.

(3) Detainees can request to see a nurse or doctor and are seen by a nurse for an initial assessment and triage. Nurses visit each accommodation unit twice a day and detainees can discuss any question or concerns at these times as well.

(4) Justice Health Services has approximately 54 staff who work at the AMC.

(5) Justice Health Services has approximately 30 nurses, 15 mental health clinicians, four GPs, two psychiatrists, and three administration service officers.

(6) Justice Health Services has no casual staff. There are approximately 15 part-time staff. These part-time staff have all requested part-time hours. There are approximately 39 full-time staff.

(7) Justice Health Services does not employ remote health care workers.

(8) Justice Health Services does employ four visiting medical officers – two GPs and two psychiatrists. There is a psychiatrist and a GP available Monday to Friday, with GP phone support provided after hours and weekends.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—optometry services(Question No 83)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Justice Health, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) How often are optometrist services provided on site at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) How many optometrists work at the same time each day that optometrist services are available.


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