Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4143 ..
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
For each nurse-led walk-in centre:
a) 6.5 FTE Advanced Practice Nurses, 2.4 FTE Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and 1 FTE Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) are employed.
b) Support staff comprises 3.5 FTE administrative officers (ASO level 3).
c) The opening hours are 7:30am to 10:00pm, 365 days per year.
d) For the financial year 2016-17, the daily average number of presentations was 51 at Belconnen and 50 at Tuggeranong.
e) For the financial year 2016-17, the average wait time was 13 minutes at Belconnen and 24 minutes at Tuggeranong.
f) The average cost per presentation for the Walk-on centres in 2016/17 is $188.19. This is based on 2015/16 costs plus indexation as final costs cannot be confirmed until the 2016/17 costing has been completed.
g) For the financial year 2016-17, the daily average number of presentations that were referred to:
i) private GPs was four from Belconnen and four from Tuggeranong;
ii) an emergency department was three from Belconnen and five from Tuggeranong.
h) With the patient’s permission, a summary of care is provided by the nursing staff to the client’s GP. Not all clients consent to this process. The summary is also provided to the patient, which enables patients who have not selected a GP to give the summary to a GP if they decide to visit a GP after their WiC encounter, or to give to the ED, if they attend the ED after their WiC encounter.
(Question No 473)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 18 August 2017:
(1) What pediatric specialist services are provided in the ACT by (a) private local practitioners, (b) salaried local practitioners, (c) private visiting medical officers and (d) salaried or contracted visiting medical officers.
(2) On average per month, for each pediatric service provided in the ACT, how many patients access those services from (a) the ACT and (b) outside the ACT.
(3) What pediatric specialist services are not provided in the ACT.
(4) What is the demand for pediatric services not provided in the ACT from patients (a) in the ACT and (b) outside the ACT.
(5) What assistance is provided to ACT patients who must travel to access pediatric services outside the ACT.