Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 6 Hansard (21 May) . . Page.. 1562 ..
That this Bill be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 11 NOES, 6 Mrs Carnell Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Ms Follett Mr De Domenico Ms McRae Mr Hird Ms Reilly Ms Horodny Mr Whitecross Mr Humphries Mr Wood Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mr Osborne Mr Stefaniak Ms TuckerQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to.
MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I wonder whether I could read out the answer to questions I took on notice in question time today. I think that, rather than attempting to answer all the questions separately, it would be easier to answer the series of questions that were asked about the Woden Valley Hospital. Mr Speaker, I am advised that, due to the fact that Woden Valley Hospital's intensive care unit and coronary care unit were fully occupied, the hospital was placed on what is called emergency bypass from 2.00 pm yesterday to 2.00 pm today. This essentially means that the hospital does not accept patients from interstate. General medical emergencies are usually diverted to Calvary Hospital, but it too was full. Under these circumstances emergency patients are stabilised at Woden Valley Hospital's emergency department and then either wait for a bed to become available or are transferred to another hospital interstate. I am advised that a call was made to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital to advise them on the situation at Woden Valley, purely as a precautionary measure.