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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (2 September) . . Page.. 2859 ..


Canberra Hospital - Reports

(Question No. 172)

Mr Stanhope asked the Minister for Health and Community Care, upon notice:

For each of the following Canberra Hospital reports:

(a) Picone report

(b) Renfrey report

(c) KPMG report

(d) Steve Anderson study

(e) Fauldings scoping study

(1) What were the costs of producing the reports including

(i) how many reports each of the author's were commissioned to conduct

(ii) what were they required to report on, and

(iii) whether they have all been completed to your satisfaction

(2) How many and which recommendations from these reports have been implemented.

Mr Moore: The answer to Mr Stanhope's question is:

Please note that the "Picone" and Renfrey Reports were not commissioned by The Canberra Hospital and the Steve Anderson Study was commissioned by the Minister for Health and Community Care.

(a) Picone Report

The Report on the Management of Nursing Services (the Picone Report) was commissioned by the ACT Auditor General and was published in the form of Auditor General's Report (Number 13 of 1997).

(1) Ms Picone was commissioned to produce a single report covering nursing services in both The Canberra and Calvary Public Hospitals for the Auditor General.

(2) The Report did not have a list of recommendations as such, however there was a list of eleven suggested future actions identified, of which, nine were directly relevant to TCH. The eight listed actions that have been implemented/progressed/improved at TCH are:

The current number of nurse manager positions in The Canberra Hospital has been assessed periodically.

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