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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4564 ..


Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. ACT Health has received this report.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. It is anticipated that the report and recommendations will be publicly released when finalised.

ACT Health—identified risks
(Question No 607)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:

(1) Further to the answers to parts 13-21 of QON No E17-535, were the high and extreme risks identified in the AECOM report first identified in the Health Infrastructure Services (HIS) risk register.

(2) If so, (a) when were they identified, (b) when were they entered on the HIS risk register and (c) what remedial action was taken.

(3) If not, had any of the following first identified those risks, the (a) HIS Safety & Risk Manager, (b) risk owners, (c) Health Infrastructure Operations Working Group or (d) Infrastructure Executive Committee; if so, (i) when did they identify them, (ii) what remedial action did they take and (iii) why were the identified risks not recorded in the HIS; if not, what procedural improvements have been made for stakeholders to be more pro-active in identifying infrastructure risks.

(4) Why did the Government have to engage AECOM to undertake a review, with such extensive and comprehensive processes and high-level stakeholders involved in assessing and managing risks associated with health infrastructure services.

(5) Did the HIS identify, at any time, any risk associated with the aluminium cladding on the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children; if so, (a) when was the risk identified, (b) what is the risk and (c) what has been done to mitigate that risk during the period since the risk was identified; if not, does it now.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’’ question is as follows:

1. No. The AECOM report predates the Health Infrastructure Services (HIS) risk register which was initiated following the creation of the HIS group as part of ACT Health Corporate Division in July 2016.

2. Not applicable.

3. The HIS risk document is an active document that is reviewed monthly at the Health Infrastructure and Operations Working Group and the Business Support and Infrastructure Executive Committee. As new risks are identified, or existing risks are


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