Page 203 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 28 November 2012

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should be enhanced. We do believe that flashing lights should be installed in school zones and we do believe, despite Mr Gentleman’s thinking, that we should have more parking spaces in and around the ACT.

I urge those opposite to implement the ACT Liberal Party’s policies.

Question put:

That Mr Coe’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mr Coe

Mrs Jones

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children—maternity services

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (4.34): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes: 

(a) that on 15 November 2012 the Minister for Health commissioned a review into maternity services at the Centenary Hospital due to concerns women are being pressured to leave just six hours after giving birth;

(b) that the announcement of this review follows:

(i) repeated warnings from the Australian Nursing Federation that the model of care at the hospital is flawed;

(ii) warnings from doctors that capacity issues at the hospital may compromise patient safety;

(iii) construction delays of approximately 18 months to date with the hospital yet to be completed;

(iv) cost blow outs in the hospital of $20 million to date;

(v) safety concerns after a section of the building fell apart and nearly hit a baby;

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