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Currently there are ten services to and from the Parliamentary Triangle to both Kingston and Manuka shops, operating as frequently as every 15 minutes, between 12:00pm and 2:30pm weekdays except on public holidays.

Based on performance and patronage data, there are no plans to make any adjustment to these current services under the revised timetable review that will be implemented on 18 May 2015.

Performance of bus services to Manuka will however be kept under review in consultation with the Manuka Business Association.

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Report 5

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (10.02): I present the following report:

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee—Report 5—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2013-14, dated May 2015, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

The annual and financial reports were referred to standing committees on 25 September 2014. This committee considered the ACT government Health Directorate annual report, as well as the majority of the Community Services Directorate annual report, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, multicultural affairs, women, disability and therapy services, care and protection, community services, housing, and ageing.

The committee held four public hearings, on 6, 7 and 20 November last year and 26 February 2015, and heard from the relevant ministers and accompanying officials. Thirty-two questions were taken on notice, which have all been responded to and are available on the committee’s web page.

A number of the recommendations relate to setting key performance indicators, data collection and reporting concerns. In Health, the committee recommends that the ACT government consider annual benchmarking for emergency department timeliness against peer group hospitals. Whilst it is necessary for the Health Directorate to report against the national targets, there appears to be an opportunity for the ACT to undertake additional benchmarking against peer group hospitals to provide a more accurate indication of how ACT emergency department timeliness is faring compared to the other jurisdictions.

The committee believes that the timeliness of non-elective surgery is also an important indicator of hospital performance and is concerned that this data is not measured in a manner to facilitate reporting and year-to-year comparisons of

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