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c) $1.233 million was committed for research related grants and activities.

d) No staffing costs are paid directly, however, there may be staffing costs incorporated into research grants.

e) Other costs $20.067 million.

12. Other costs for 2016-17 include reference books purchased on behalf of various departments for the use of all staff, mobile phones, tablets and laptops for specialists, computing costs and some stationery $0.310 million, the balance are payments made in line with the employment arrangements; facility fees, bonuses and donations.

13. Researchers are requested to provide a report to the committee when the grants are acquitted.

14. PPF grant-funded research projects have significantly benefited service delivery in ACT hospitals. The benefits have been far reaching and include:

Support to achieve highly competitive National Health and Medical Research Council grants that have led to major translational research in a number of specialties, for instance drug discovery platform technologies to repurpose drugs for incurable cancers and immunologic disorders;

Clinical trials that have impacted not only the ACT community but internationally changed practice. Examples include a new Continual Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) method called Ceasing CPAP at Standard Criteria to dramatically reduce chronic lung disease and length of stay in hospital for pre-term babies; and a risk factor cardiac prevention study identifying predictors of early heart disease in children; and

Health service research informing processes around quality improvement, such as falls prevention and outcome improvement, especially for the elderly.

ACT Health—identified risks
(Question No 785)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 27 October 2017:

(1) In relation to the answer given to question on notice No 607, what infrastructure risk management processes and structures were in place before the establishment of the HIS risk register in July 2016.

(2) If no processes or structures existed, why not.

(3) How did the directorate know if an infrastructure risk emerged.

(4) Does the directorate have an equipment risk register; if so, (a) when was it established, (b) how is it managed and (c) by whom is it managed; if not, why not and when will one be established.

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