Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 16 February 2017) . . Page.. 610 ..
inaccuracies was found. The work that was undertaken in 2016, with advice from PwC, was specifically into the quarterly report. Therefore, I was aware, and I subsequently also spoke with the Health Directorate about looking more broadly at data processes, not just those required to produce the quarterly report.
In the process of looking more broadly at data processes, this is when further issues were discovered and brought to my attention when I returned from leave last Monday, and subsequently informed my decision to ask for a system-wide review. I would like to note that ACT Health have been working extremely hard, treating this as a high priority. I thank all the staff in ACT Health who have been working exceptionally hard both through the production of the quarterly reports throughout the process of a review from PwC, the annual report and, subsequent to that, on other data matters. I expect that they will have a very busy year. They will have my support and I thank them very much for the efforts they have made to date.
ACT Health—mental health data
MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Mental Health. In her statement to the Assembly on 14 February, Minister Fitzharris stated that the ACT government had failed to provide data relating to mental health in order to be included in the Productivity Commission's ROGS report. When were you first briefed about possible problems with the accuracy and integrity of data relating to mental health?
MR RATTENBURY: I cannot think of the specific date, but it has been some time in the last couple of weeks.
MS LEE: Did the incoming minister’s brief advise you that there were potential problems with the data relating to mental health?
MR RATTENBURY: No, it did not.
MRS DUNNE: Minister, how has inaccurate data affected decision-making related to clinical care for people with mental illness?
MR RATTENBURY: I do not believe it has in specific cases, in that individual cases will be dealt with by clinicians based on individual circumstances. System-wide, which is perhaps more where Mrs Dunne’s question is going, it is a matter that will need to be reviewed in light of the discovery of the problems with the data.
Environment—Barrer Hill habitat restoration project
MR PETTERSSON: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage. Minister, can you outline to the Assembly the work undertaken for the Barrer Hill habitat restoration project?
MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Mr Pettersson for the question. I am pleased to inform the Assembly that the innovative habitat restoration project at Barrer Hill has now been completed. Barrer Hill has a long history of impact since European settlement. It was degraded by livestock grazing and had also been a pine plantation. Work has been