Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 26 October 2017) . . Page.. 4629 ..
Canberra Hospital—bed occupancy rates
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to supplementary questions by Mrs Dunne and Ms Lee on Wednesday, 20 September 2017):
1. During the winter season between 1 July and 10 September 2017, Canberra Hospital has recorded zero days at more than 100 per cent bed occupancy.
The occupancy rate does not directly correlate with patients being in corridors.
There were 18 days recorded during this period where patients were placed in a corridor in the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department.
2. The Canberra Hospital occupancy rate for 20 September 2017 was 93 per cent.
Alexander Maconochie Centre—CCTV surveillance
Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Mrs Jones and Mr Parton on Thursday, 21 September 2017):
1. The methadone dosing area in the women’s cottages at the AMC is monitored by a CCTV camera which captures detainees waiting in line to receive their methadone. There is no camera located at the dosing window which is incorporated into the corrections officer’s station.
Detainees are under the supervision of ACT Health staff members and corrections officers at all times while dosing, the methadone is provided to the detainee by an ACT Health staff member. A corrections officer then observes the detainee to prevent misuse and diversion of the drug.
Women who are accommodated in the Management Unit or the Crisis Support Unit dose at the Hume Health Centre which is covered by CCTV. The methadone is provided to the detainee by an ACT Health staff member. A corrections officer then observes the detainee to prevent misuse and diversion.
2. CCTV monitoring is one aspect of the AMC’s security system. Staff observations and monitoring is the primary method for ensuring detainee safety.
The cottages for female detainees have complete CCTV coverage in all common areas. The cells in the women’s high needs cottage are monitored by CCTV.
3. The common areas of the cell blocks that accommodate male detainees have complete CCTV coverage. The exterior of cottages that accommodate male detainees are covered by CCTV. The cottages that accommodate females have complete CCTV coverage in all common areas. The cells in the women’s high needs cottage are monitored by CCTV.