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Women, Youth and Children




* Data extracted from the Riskman Staff Incident System

(b) Other staff –– Zero incidents (recorded on Riskman, the only source for the recording of staff incidents).

(2) This data is not recorded.

(3) This data is not recorded.

(4) Nurses.

Canberra Hospital—shooting
(Question No 1569)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) In relation to the shooting incident in The Canberra Hospital (TCH) on 18 July 2018, what was the extent of the damage caused to the emergency department.

(2) Has the damage to the emergency department been repaired; if so, what (a) was the cost and (b) disruption to emergency department services did it cause; if not, (a) when will the damage be repaired, (b) how much will it cost to repair the damage and (c) what plans are in place to minimise any disruption to emergency department services.

(3) What is the protocol for police to bring weapons into the emergency department of TCH.

(4) Will an investigation be held into this incident; if so, when will this investigation be completed.

(5) Will the outcome of this investigation be released publicly; if not, why not.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) A local air-conditioning unit was damaged in the Emergency Department which required replacement along with minor damage to flooring and walls. Due to the water leakage from the impacted air-conditioning unit there was also damage to lighting, power cabling and outlets, flooring and ceiling tiles.

(2) Yes. All repairs are complete excluding the floor vinyl repairs.

(a) The cost of repairs is approximately $22,000.

(b) There was minimal disruption to services whilst the works were carried out. A number of beds in the section of the Emergency Department where the incident took place were closed for a period of time whilst the remediation work was completed.

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