Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) . . Page.. 3501 ..
property portfolio and medical equipment asset base. Additionally, there is an allocation of funding with the UMAHA appropriation for minor medical equipment procurement between now and the financial year ending June 2019 in excess of $5 million.
In parallel with the planning and implementation of the program of works, Health infrastructure services operates a comprehensive risk register where identified infrastructure risks are subject to risk treatment plans and assignment to the appropriate risk owners for action. As the implementation of UMAHA program of works proceeds, any new infrastructure risks are being identified and are captured on the Health infrastructure services risk register so that they can be mitigated accordingly. This extends to a review of all risks identified in the AECOM condition assessment report.
In this way, ACT Health tracks all known infrastructure risks in a coordinated and strategic manner to ensure infrastructure investment is aligned to ACT Health’s overall objective of delivering high quality, patient-centred care to the Canberra community. Work is underway in the 2018-19 business case process for ACT Health to commence planning activities for UMAHA phase 2.
Madam Speaker, as you have just heard there is a significant amount of work being undertaken to ensure that we provide safe and operable health facilities for our community and surrounding regions. We are committed to providing better care where Canberrans need it. The government has ensured that infrastructure maintenance and renewal of our health assets are undertaken in a well planned and strategic way.
Whilst the AECOM report certainly identifies a number of issues, I can assure members that the government has quickly and appropriately addressed the priority issues. I am confident that ACT Health is working systematically and thoroughly to address all issues funded through the UMAHA initiative.
As I have done to date, I will continue to keep the Assembly updated on progress regarding our infrastructure upgrades at Canberra Hospital and other ACT Health facilities. ACT Health take great pride in the health services they deliver and the way that they maintain facilities is an extension of this pride and commitment to meeting the ongoing healthcare needs of Canberrans now and into the future.
I present the following paper:
ACT Health Assets—Maintaining—Ministerial statement, 12 September 2017.
That the Assembly take note of the paper.
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.15): I thank the minister for this statement this morning and will reserve comment to a later day on the substance of it. But reflecting on the motion of 2 August, I am not yet convinced that this statement complies with the motion. I recall that the minister and all of the government agreed to this motion.