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Tuesday, 9 June 1970


Mr Hayden asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What recommendations made by the Australian Capital Territory Hospital Planning Committee did he (a) reject and (b) implement more than one year after being made.

(2)   What recommendations have not yet been implemented.

(3)   When was each of the recommendations made.


Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Recommendations made by the Australian Capital Territory Hospital Planning Committee which were -

(a)   rejected -

(i)   the numbers and categories of beds for Stage 1 of the Woden Hospital were not acceptable in their entirety.

(ii)   the proposed establishment of an A.C.T. Hospitals Division.

(iii)   constitution of hospital boards comprised of three nominated and five elected members.

(b)   implemented more than one year after being made-

(i)   establishment of an A.C.T. Hospitals Advisory Committee.

(ii)   the administration of mothercraft services in the A.C.T. by the A.C.T. Health Services Office.

(2)   Recommendations other than those listed under 1 (a) above have been implemented.

(3)   (a) (i) 25th March 1965.

(a)   (ii) and (ii)- 3rd June 1965. (b)(i) and (ii)- 3rd June 1965.







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