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Wednesday, 3 October 1984
Page: 1072


Senator REID —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) calls on the Minister for Health to explain the reasons for increasing delays and short notice of cancellation of elective surgery lists in Royal Canberra and Woden Valley hospitals;

(b) expresses concern about inadequate nursing staff at Canberra hospitals and the inability of the Australian Capital Territory Health Commission to attract adequate numbers of nurses to staff Canberra hospitals; and

(c) calls on the Minister to attend to the Australian Capital Territory section of his portfolio and take immediate remedial action in relation to both cancelled elective surgery lists and nursing staff shortages in the Australian Capital Territory.