Page 1903 - Week 06 - Thursday, 30 July 2020

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2. The most recent Building 1 report that was undertaken on behalf of CHS is the regular façade condition audit report which was completed by ARUP in March 2020. The output from this report provides advice on the current condition of the Building Façade and associated infrastructure e.g. building windows and frames, and makes recommendations for remediation over short (< 1year), medium (2 to 5 years) and long term (>5years) periods.

The findings of this report are incorporated into the Risk Control Action Plan (RCAP) entry for the known Building 1 façade risk and the relevant actions plans are updated accordingly.

3. No. Specific engineering reports are not for general distribution. The reports are used by FM Subject Matter Experts to inform current and planned maintenance work and to inform future building asset management. This asset management process is focused on maintaining staff, visitor and patient safety, as well as business continuity across all CHS properties.

Mental health—acute care capacity

Mr Rattenbury (in reply to a question by Mrs Jones on Thursday, 4 June 2020):

I am sorry to hear of the experience of this young person.

The ACT Health Directorate advised that mental health care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in ACT. Details as follows:

Calvary Hospital has a team of mental health practitioners available in the emergency Department during the following periods:


8.30am – 7.30pm


8.30am – 5.00pm


8.30am – 7.30pm


8.30am – 7.30pm


8.30am – 7.30pm

Saturday and Sunday

8.30am – 5.30pm

Staff at the Emergency Department are able to carry out mental health assessments and liaise with the Access Team, part of Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug services outside of the hours specified above. This service is available 24 hours a day.

There is a mental health clinician at Canberra Hospital Emergency Department (ED) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service (MHCL) undertakes mental health assessments for people who present to ED. At a minimum, there is always at least one mental health clinician rostered on in the department, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The MHCL works in conjunction with the ED staff and is supported by a psychiatrist.

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