Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 23 March 2017) . . Page.. 1043 ..
region founded on evidence based medicine. There are a number of ongoing courses held throughout the year that staff attend to maintain their skills in intrapartum care for evaluation of CTG’s, responding to Obstetric emergencies and neonatal resuscitation.
7. The ACT Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Committee provides annual data on perinatal deaths to the ACT Child and Young Person Death Review Committee.
Health—colonoscopy waiting times
(Question No 71)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 17 February 2017:
(1) How many patients waiting for a colonoscopy in the ACT received one within the recommended 30 days and how many patients waited longer than 30 days, during 2016-17.
(2) How many patients are currently on the waiting list for a colonoscopy and how many of these patients have waited for more than 30 days.
(3) What is the median waiting time for a colonoscopy in the ACT.
(4) How many patients waiting for a colonoscopy in the ACT received one within the recommended 30 days during 2016-17 and how many patients waited longer than 80 days.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Patients who are recommended to receive treatment within 30 days are classified as category one. In the 2016-17 financial year to date to 21 February 2017, 651 category one patients received a colonoscopy within 30 days and 791 waited for more than 30 days until removal from the waiting list for the procedure in ACT public hospitals.
(2) As at 21 February 2017, 278 patients were listed as category one who were ready for care and waiting for a colonoscopy procedure. Of these patients, 173 are ready for care and have waited for more than 30 days.
(3) The median waiting time for a colonoscopy across all urgency categories at ACT public hospitals in 2015-16 was 99 days.
(4) In the 2016-17 financial year to date to 21 February 2017, 651 category one patients received a colonoscopy within 30 days and 582 waited longer than 80 days at an ACT public hospital.
(Question No 72)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 17 February 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability):
(1) In relation to the ACT’s wind and solar farm capacity, what is the minimum megawatt (MW) requirement for the ACT in each year from 2017 to 2025.