Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 (Hansard) 16 May) . . Page.. 1448 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Question No 219
Woden Valley Hospital - Redevelopment Project
In relation to the ACT Public Hospitals Redevelopment Project, the refurbishment of ward 11A and associated core areas for health professional services which has been deleted from the Redevelopment Project at the direction of the Hospital Executive and the provision of Geriatric Services, including inpatient ward location and the delivery of health professional services to the Geriatric, Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic wards which are being reviewed -
(1) What (a) are the reasons for this review and its terms of reference; (b) considerations which led to this review; (c) changes in delivery of health professional services to the Geriatric, Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic wards are under consideration; (d) is the impact on the floor space and ward allocations at Woden Valley Hospital; and (e) is the cost impact on the project.
(2) When will this review be completed.
(3) Which individuals and organisations are being consulted as part of this review.
Mrs Carnell - the answer to the Member's question is:
The integration of the completion of the Hospital's Redevelopment Project and the Building 3 Refurbishment Project was discussed late in 1995.
Hospital Management has recently endorsed a process to plan the long term use of Building 3, to develop the functional plan for the building and to involve the users in the detailed design of designated areas. This change reflects change in contemporary thinking from centralized to decentralized health professional departments.
A Functional Planning Group will make recommendations to Hospital Management on the service delivery issues associated with Building 3, including but not limited to (a) the services to be delivered within Building 3, (b) future utilisation and function of Level 1, (c) future utilisation and function of Ward 12A and (d) allocation of space/functional areas.
Four working parties will also be established to develop and approve design briefs, preliminary sketch plans and final sketch plans. These working parties will be looking at Ward 11A, Ward 12B, Ward 12A and Level 1.
(1) (a) There is no review. The Medical Directors of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation have been addressing models of patient care.