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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 4972 ..


(6) The release was not delayed.

(7) The summary report was released on Monday 21 August 2017.

(8) A draft copy of the Consultation Summary Report was not produced.

(9) Cost to 30 June 2017 totalled $219,663.84.

(10) Your Say was last updated on 21 August 2017.

Mental health—suicide
(Question No 604)

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

(1) How many patients or other persons with mental health conditions were in the care of the ACT Government, whether (a) custodial, (b) residential, (c) respite or (d) other clinical care, on 30 June (i) 2012, (ii) 2013, (iii) 2014, (iv) 2015, (v) 2016 and (vi) 2017.

(2) How many patients or other persons suicided while in the care of the ACT Government for each of the years in part (1).

(3) What recommendations emerged from coronial inquests (a) for each of the years in part (1) and (b) in relation to the suicides in part (2).

(4) What was the Government’s response to each of those recommendations.

(5) For recommendations the Government agreed to implement (a) when were they implemented, (b) what have been the specific, measurable outcomes and (c) for any not yet implemented (i) why have they not been implemented and (ii) when will they be.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. On 30 June, the number of patients or other people, as registered clients of mental health services receiving treatment, care and support for a mental health condition was/is:

a) 2989 in 2012

b) 3549 in 2013

c) 3241 in 2014

d) 3165 in 2015

e) 3505 in 2016

f) 3578 in 2017

ACT Health does not record registrations of clients receiving mental health care by the definitions outlined in question 1(a –d).

2. In the ACT, in accordance with the Coroners Act 1997, the Coroner holding an inquest must make a finding as to:


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