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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1824 ..

(a) 728 jurors were paid in Supreme Court criminal cases; and

(i) 13 witnesses were paid in Magistrates Court Coronial Inquests;

(ii) 98 witnesses were paid in Magistrates Court prosecutions by the AFP and regulatory agencies;

(iii) 53 witnesses claimed and were reimbursed expenses in Supreme Court prosecutions by the DPP.




Belconnen Health Centre

(Question No 516)

Mrs Burke

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to Belconnen Health Centre, further to Question No. 394:

Why was this project not completed in December 2002 as stated in Budget

Paper 3, p206;

What was the exact date of the official handover;

What new functions will be able to be performed at the Centre following the upgrade;

How important was this upgrade for people accessing health services in the Belconnen area.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The project was substantially complete in December with the exception of the upgrading of the lift due to difficulty in obtaining component parts from Italy.

The handover and certification from the Project Manager occurred on Friday 7 March 2003. The official opening was held on Wednesday 16 April 2003.

The refurbishment has provided extra clinic and consulting space for the Integrated Health Care Program which has allowed extra Podiatry, Footcare Social work and Nutrition sessions at the Centre. Also as part of the refurbishment, the Child and Youth Dental Clinic was provided with new clinics and equipment, with the capacity to provide dental services doubled with the inclusion of three additional surgeries.

The upgrade of the health centre has addressed internal functionality and design problems that had an impact on the provision of services in the past. It has also provided the capacity for more clinical services in an improved physical environment for both customers and staff.

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