Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4627 ..
1. Canberra Hospital and Health Services no longer refers to Code Yellow for patient flow pressures. Instead, a numerical escalation that is represented as Level 1 to Level 3 is outlined in the Capacity Escalation Procedure. The Capacity Escalation Procedure was issued on 5 December 2016.
2. Doctors are working extra clinical shifts during the current busy period.
Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—rehabilitation facility
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Milligan on Tuesday, 22 August 2017):
1. Works required for facility compliance and functionality include; the construction of a secondary emergency egress track and enhancement of the internet service capability on site.
2. These matters were outside of the Head Contractor’s scope. The original Head Contractor Scope was for the construction of the Facility and direct access track.
The secondary egress track was a requirement of the Emergency Management Plan for the entire Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm site (including the Facility) and not included as part of the initial Head Contractor’s scope.
Canberra Hospital—bed availability
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Lee on Tuesday, 22 August 2017):
• Canberra Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has the following spaces:
• Acute treatment area (30 beds) and main waiting room
• Fast track area (13 treatment spaces) and waiting room
• Paediatric treatment area (eight treatment spaces, which includes six beds and two consultation rooms) and waiting room
• Emergency Medical Unit (12 beds), which is a short stay admission unit
• One triage assessment room
• Five resuscitation bays
• One decontamination room
• Four de-escalation rooms
• Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Care unit (one treatment space, not counted as an emergency department space).
In 2014 ACT Health reviewed the ED activity projection model for both hospitals which suggested that on average the capacity created in the new ED would meet demand until 2022.
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children—aluminium cladding
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Ms Lawder on Thursday, 24 August 2017):