Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 7 June 2018) . . Page.. 2264 ..
(7) The report will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly in the coming months.
(8) The Government response to the report will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly in the coming months.
(9) ACT Health will provide quarterly updates on the performance of the health system commencing in 2018-19 financial year.
(10) (a) and (b). The scope, sequence, and timelines of future reporting, including the quarterly reports will be addressed through the ACT Health System-wide Data Review. The proposed restructure will not impact the ACT Health System-wide Data Review.
(11) Due to the timing of the commencement of the two separate organisations, it is not anticipated that the 2018-19 Budget will contain detailed proposals about the organisational changes in 1 October 2018.
(12) Both Ministers and relevant ACT Health officials will be present during the Select Committee on Estimates hearings held between 15 June to 29 June 2018.
(13) The 2018-19 Annual reporting process format and structure will be considered once the two separate organisations have been established.
(14) (a) (a), (b) and (c) ACT Health will consistently apply data standards and specifications to ensure data is fit for purpose and meets reporting requirements. The way information is reported in the future will be in line with relevant statutory requirements and directions.
Mental health—acute care capacity
(Question No 1271)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Mental Health, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:
Further to the answer, dated 19 March 2018, given to the question without notice taken on notice on 20 February 2018 about mental health bed numbers as reported at Table 13A.13 in the Productivity Commission’s 2018 Report on Government Services, why has the number of beds per 100 000 people provided in acute hospitals with psychiatric units or wards in the ACT not kept pace with population growth since 2006-07.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The Productivity Commission’s 2018 Report on Government Services provides reporting up to 2015-16, and does not include inpatient facilities made available post this timeframe. There are two additional mental health inpatient units available, totalling 16 beds. These units include Dhulwa Mental Health Unit which has ten beds and the Mental Health Short Stay Unit which has six beds. These additional beds will be reported in the subsequent Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services.