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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1839 ..

Roads-on-road cycling works

(Question No 638)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to Downer to Woden Cycle Path:

The Government has plans to construct a cycle path stretching from Downer to Woden. There is funding in the 2002-03 Budget for on road cycling from Woden-Dickson, is this the same project.

If so, why haven't funds been allocated to complete the path from Dickson to Downer. If not, when will funds be allocated for the Downer to Woden Cycle Path.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

Yes, the Woden-Dickson on road cycling project extends from Woden to Antill Street, the southern boundary of Downer.

Any extension of the on road cycle lane further north would be considered for inclusions in future capital works programs.

Aged care liaison officers

(Question No 639)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to Aged Care Liaison Officers:

Does the Territory have any Aged Care Liaison Officers.

Has Labor increased the number of Aged Care Liaison Officers in the ACT since coming to Government.

Were there any funds in the 2002-03 Budget for Aged Care Liaison Officers, if so, where in the budget can the allocation be found, if not, why not.

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

The Territory has an Aged Care Liaison Officer (ACLO) placed in the Aged Care Assessment Team in Community Care. There are currently no ACLO's placed in the public hospitals, however there are other positions which undertake duties similar to that of an ACLO. For example there are Discharge Planners in both public hospitals who assist in ensuring that discharged patients receive follow up care in the community. There is a Discharge Planner specifically attached to the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit at The Canberra Hospital. This position has the responsibility of putting discharge plans in place for older people exiting from the Unit. This would include linking the patient in with community and aged care services, depending on their level of need. ACT Health has recently appointed a Residential Aged Care Liaison Nurse as part of a two year

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