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6. The allocation of the existing ACT Health budget between the two entities continues to be refined as the transition process progresses as advised in the response to QON 1719.

The updated 2018-19 Budget figures for the two entities are:

$ ’000

ACT Health Directorate

$ 228,398

Canberra Health Services

$ 1,215,576

7. As at 14 November 2018, the ACT Health Directorate comprises 560 (head count) staff and Canberra Health Services 7177 (head count) staff. This includes casual and unattached officers. No staff have been required to relocate as a result of the restructure.

8. The majority of costs associated with the restructure have been met from existing budget allocations and through the use of existing staff within the directorate.





Salaries & Wages






Other Operating Expenses






9. N/A.

10. The Stabilise and Refine phase of the transition enables the organisations to review their existing processes to ensure that they are effective and fit for purpose. This includes reviewing workloads to ensure the staffing balance across the corporate functions is sufficient. This phase allows the organisations to settle and adjust as required to meet operational needs. This process is managed through business as usual activities and supported where necessary by the organisation development unit and transition team. There is no additional funding for this work.

ACT Ambulance Service—overdose statistics
(Question No 1901)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

How many incidents did the ACT Ambulance Services treat in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016, (d) 2017 and (e) 2018 (to the date on which this question was published in the Questions on Notice Paper) in relation to (i) alcohol abuse, (ii) an overdose of oxycodone or other pharmaceutical opioids, (iii) an overdose of benzodiazepines, (iv) heroin overdose, (v) methyl amphetamine or ice overdose, (vi) cocaine overdose, (vii) an overdose of MDMA or ecstasy, (viii) an overdose of fentanyl and (ix) an overdose of cannabis or cannabinoids.

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

The ACT Ambulance Service does not code incidents as specified in this question. It would also be very difficult to provide accurate figures as specified in the question. In

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