Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) . . Page.. 3549 ..
MR MILLIGAN: Minister, will you reconsider the details of the transition package, given that few to no trainers are taking up the government’s package?
MR RAMSAY: I thank Mr Milligan for the question. With respect to the premise of the question, I do not have the information at this stage to be able to accept it, but we are working with the transition task force in being able to develop a range of services. There is still quite a significant amount of time available, and I do encourage people to make contact with the task force between now and the time that the task force support will end, which is 30 June next year.
Canberra Hospital—risk assessment report
MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Minister, in your statement delivered this morning, you outlined 15 groupings of works under the upgrade and maintain ACT Health assets initiative. You said that your statement was given in response to the Assembly’s motion passed on 2 August 2017.
Minister, the Assembly’s motion specifically called for an update on the cost, progress and time lines to fix each of the extreme and high risk issues identified in the report, not to put them into groups. Minister, will you table, by the close of business today, the detail required by the Assembly’s motion of 2 August? If not, why not, and will you table it at a later date if not today?
MS FITZHARRIS: I think that Mrs Dunne may have missed an addition that I made to that statement at the end of presentation of statements by ministers. I inadvertently did not include information on the costs, and I made a subsequent statement on that.
Given the scale of the initiative and the range of information that I have provided under each of those packages, I do feel that I have met the requirements of the motion passed by the Assembly.
MRS DUNNE: Minister, what was the identified extreme risk referred to in your statement this morning that has been downgraded to a high risk?
MS FITZHARRIS: That is the windows.
MS LAWDER: Minister, what measures were put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors to the Canberra Hospital, both internally and externally, to justify that downgrade?
MS FITZHARRIS: I am afraid I did not quite understand the question. If Ms Lawder could repeat it?
MS LAWDER: What measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors, externally and internally, to justify the downgrade of the window from extreme to high risk? How did you justify downgrading it?
MS FITZHARRIS: In my statement today I answered Ms Lawder’s question about the measures that have been taken to downgrade that risk, and that is to have locking