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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 432 ..

Mr Moore


This board has been working intensively with the ADFACT staff on implementing relevant changes, such as those recommended by Dr Mugford.

ADFACT recently held a half day workshop to review the service in light of the two reports you commented on. Dr Mugford and departmental staff attended this workshop. The latter have assured me that ADFACT is taking the recommendations seriously. They have said that ADFACT's Board of management have been open to suggestions around reform and change, and that the Board is working closely with the staff to ensure success of any changes that are proposed or implemented.

Once Dr Mugford's report has been fully considered by ADFACT and a response has been received by the Department of Health and Community Care, plans for the employment of the clinical supervisor will be discussed. To ensure the success of this person's work ADFACT staff will need to have confidence this person, including that he or she has the necessary knowledge and skills to provide clinical direction to the programs.

It is envisaged that discussions around implementing the recommendations, including the employment of a clinical director, will occur in April, with the relevant changes occurring from May 1999, as appropriate.


Detoxification Unit

. Ms Carnell: During question time on 17 February 1999 Ms Tucker asked Mr Moore, Minister for Health and Community Care a question concerning the closure of the Detoxification Unit over the Christmas period.

. As Acting Minister for Health and Community Care I would like to read Mr Moore's supplementary advice on this matter into Hansard.



17 February 1999

Ms Tucker asked the Minister for Health:

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