Page 5710 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SPEAKER: We will now return to the conduct of question time. Mr Doszpot has a supplementary question to Ms Gallagher.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, the report card shows that for category 2 patients across both emergency departments the number seen on time has decreased. Why has the number of category 2 patients being seen on time decreased in the ACT?

MS GALLAGHER: I just table the table I was quoting from in answer to the earlier question, for the information of members:

ACT public hospitals—year-to-October 2011—timeliness—table.

What members will see is, in the year to October 2011, an improvement to category 2s of 83 per cent being seen on time, from 79 per cent the previous year.

MR SPEAKER: Do you need the document for your answer?

MS GALLAGHER: No, that is fine, thanks. I am not going to read from anything ever again in here, for fear that I might have to table the whole thing.

Members interjecting—

MS GALLAGHER: It is all those notes I have written about you, Mr Smyth, and your outbursts and the conspiracy theories that Mr Hanson peddles. I have got a little list of them going—private notes, my private memoirs. You will have to wait till I am out of here to get a good look at them. But thank you very much, Mr Speaker.

There is an issue that we have been working at Calvary on around some deterioration in their performance. I think that is largely down to a data recording issue and also the increased activity they are seeing. But the latest information I have is that we are four per cent above target—actually a bit higher: 83 per cent for category 2 for the year to October 2011.

MR HARGREAVES: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hargreaves.

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