Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 29 March 2017) . . Page.. 1233 ..
a number of ACT Health staff as well as external input from PwC, to address those issues.
Subsequent to that, when it was brought to my attention that those issues went beyond those raised in the 2015-16 quarterly report, I ordered a comprehensive system-wide review into all ACT Health data. The terms of reference for that review I tabled in this place yesterday.
ACT Health—data submission
MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Health. Were you advised that the Health Directorate had failed to meet deadlines for submission of health data sets to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare before you went on leave in January?
MS FITZHARRIS: As I have indicated previously in this place, upon the government’s return I was advised that there were a number of issues with some of the reports, with some of the data sets, that were being provided to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but that ACT Health was doing everything they could to ensure that those deadlines were met. Subsequent to that, some of those deadlines were not met; but I note, of course, a number of areas within the ROGS report where ACT Health data was provided.
MRS KIKKERT: Was a minister selected as acting minister while you were away for three weeks on holiday and was she or he briefed on the problems with health data?
MS FITZHARRIS: I will take that question on notice. I am not sure how I respond to a question as the Minister for Health when another minister was acting, but I will take the question on notice.
Opposition members interjecting—
MS FITZHARRIS: You can ask me. You didn’t ask me who it was.
Mrs Jones interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Jones and Ms Fitzharris, Mrs Dunne is on her feet and has the floor for a question.
MRS DUNNE: The previous question was about who was the acting minister. Minister, has the directorate kept you and other people acting in your stead fully informed about the problems with health data since the problems became apparent last year?
MS FITZHARRIS: I can certainly speak for myself. Yes, they have. I believe that ministers Gentleman and Berry were acting in my role for the period that I was away.