Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 4973 ..
a) the identity of the deceased,
b) when and where the death happened, and
c) the manner and cause of death.
As such it is the Coroner who determines if the death is a suicide. ACT Health does not collect this data.
The National Coronial Information System is a national data base and is the primary data source of deaths by suicide in the ACT. It contains data regarding deaths reported to an Australian coroner from July 2000, and from a New Zealand coroner from July 2007. The data base is an initiative of the Australian Coroners Society.
The data base includes deaths of people by suicide both in the care of ACT Government services and not in the care of Government services at the time of their death.
3. The recommendations that emerged from coronial inquests that were notified to the
ACT Government are outlined in Attachment A.
4. The Government’s response to each of the coronial recommendations is included in Attachment A.
5. All recommendations agreed from coronial inquests have been fully implemented, and the dates of completion are included in Attachment A.
(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).
(Question No 611)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 15 September 2017:
(1) By what levels have emergency department presentations fallen across relevant triage categories, primarily categories 4 and 5, as a result of presentations at nurse-led walk-in clinics for each financial year since the introduction of nurse-led walk-in clinics.
(2) What proportions of presentations at nurse-led walk-in clinics, requiring treatment by a doctor, are referred to, (a) emergency departments and (b) private medical services, such as GPs.
(3) What information is provided in referrals.
(4) Do emergency departments use that information solely when triaging referred patients; if not, what additional processes are followed.
(5) Do emergency departments advance referred, triaged patients up the queue.
(6) How many patients, referred by clinics to private medical services, presented instead at emergency departments for each financial year since the introduction of nurse-led walk-in clinics.