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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 271 ..


(3) How many inmates can see the optometrist in one day.

(4) What is the waiting list for optometrist services.

(5) How many inmates have left the AMC for routine optometry work in the last two years.

(6) How many inmates have left the AMC for emergency optometry work.

(7) How many inmates have had emergency optometry work in the last two years either inside or outside the AMC

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) There is one optometrist clinic every month provided onsite at the AMC.

(2) There is one optometrist who provides services at the AMC.

(3) Approximately eight clients are seen in a day’s clinic.

(4) There are 27 clients on the optometrist waitlist, as of 16 December 2020. Wait times for an appointment are 8-12 weeks.

(5) Nil.

(6) Nil.

(7) Nil.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—podiatry services(Question No 84)

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

(1) Does the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) provide any on site podiatrist services; if so, (a) how often do podiatrists come into the AMC and (b) how many podiatrists come into the AMC.

(2) What is the waiting list for podiatry services.

(3) Do inmates have to leave the AMC to access podiatry services.

(4) How many inmates leave the AMC per week to access podiatry services.

(5) Is there a set schedule for when inmates can leave the AMC to access podiatry services.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Justice Health Services does not provide onsite podiatry services. All detainees requiring podiatry services are referred to the Canberra Hospital outpatient clinic.


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