After 12 years in Government Katy Gallagher’s announced that if given four more years she’d spend more money on carers for young people with a disability:
If re-elected in 2012 ACT Labor will provide additional funding of $5,000 per person to provide an extra half-day support each week, or other much-needed assistance, to young people with [...]
I am just starting the process of moving my elderly parents into a retirement village.
I found an organisation on the web called “Aged Care Connect” that says they can help you negotiate the aged care system, help with the paperwork etc.
Have any rioters had any experience with this business?
A bit late to the party, the Canberra Liberals are kicking the can along the road following yesterday’s frankly shocking admissions that the Chief Minister had neglected to mention before that she’d holidayed in the South of France with Kate Jackson (the only named member of what the Auditor-General suspects was a group who doctored [...]
The Canberra Times is all over Chief Minister Gallagher’s late admission that she’s been on hols in 2010 with the only identified member of the Canberra Hospital health statistics scandal.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher spent time during a 2010 overseas holiday with the Canberra Hospital executive who later confessed to tampering with emergency department data.
Ms Gallagher [...]
Senator Gary Humphries has accused the ACT Labor government of ignoring the costs of the carbon tax on Canberran hospitals. Most of Australia has by now released information about the additional costs to hospitals, but the ACT is yet to do so.
“The ACT Labor government says it is still conducting analysis to examine how much [...]
Hey guys, saw an oped this morning that made some practical sense on what the NDIS is all about, and I thought I would throw it up. Pretty from the heart stuff, written by Labor candidate for Ginninderra Glen McCrea. The same bloke who did the petition for more car parks at Calvary. Have a [...]
Katy Gallagher has announced that the ACT Government intends to build a 15-bed medium security mental health facility for mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system.
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher says a review has found the ACT requires a medium security facility.
“I understand that this is needed, I think this is a missing [...]
The Canberra Raiders have joined up with loop to launch the “loop Raiders Recess Program”, which will involve the Raiders visiting schools around the ACT to “provide the students with a healthy eating and activity guide full of fun facts and activities for the kids” and share their own stories.
Raiders Captain David Shillington believes that [...]
Fifteen years ago a friend of mine with a profoundly disabled son requiring 24-hour care moved to Canberra all the way from WA specifically because of the standard of care the ACT offered. He lived on in high care for more than ten years.
Does anyone know how these NDIS “launch sites” will work, and whether [...]
Yesterday the ACT was chosen as one of three trial sites for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, along with South Australia and Tasmania. The trial will begin in July next year and will involve 5000 Canberrans. Currently 1,400 Canberrans receive disability support. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia have all refused to [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is paying tribute to Dr Damian McMahon, Director of Shock Trauma Services for the Health Directorate.
“Sadly, I was informed yesterday of Dr McMahon’s death,” the Chief Minister said.
“Damian was a keen supporter of public hospitals and has worked tirelessly to improve the clinical services for the people of Canberra and the surrounding [...]
I recently visited an oral surgeon in need of some extensive excavation work.
It was agreed that the operation would involve hospitalisation and a quote for the work was provided.
This, together with anaesthetist fee and hospital charges came to an amount in the multi $Ks.
Checking with Medibank revealed that they do not cover [...]
Anyone else in Canberra fed up with waiting months and months to get in to see a specialist, but once you do you sit in the office for hours and hours and hours waiting for your scheduled appointment. We pay premium dollars and I believe that as a service provider the service could be improved, to me [...]
For those coming in late the health statistics scandal can be roughly summarised like this:
– To meet political imperatives a group of senior people, of which only one has been identified, in the health directorate engaged in massive widespread forgery of emergency department data (12,700 records altered).
– The health directorate has announced they feel no [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson has been trying to beat up the health statistics scandal but realistically there’s nothing that wasn’t in the Auditor-General’s original report. Which is a pity:
ACT Auditor General Maxine Cooper today faced a Public Accounts Committee hearing about her report into the Canberra Hospital data doctoring scandal. ACT Shadow Health Minister [...]
Yesterday Colonel Hanson put out a unusual media release telling the Public Accounts Committee how to suck eggs.
ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson has written to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, calling on all members not to run interference in tomorrow’s health data scandal hearing. Mr Hanson said in earlier Estimates hearings [...]
I needed to see a specialist (ob/gyn) last month, and the cost was $250, with medicare reimbursing only $70. That’s $180 out of pocket for a 15 minute appointment. My partner had to see a specialist (gastro) this month, and it was $325 for a 10 minute appointment! (I’m guessing that medicare [...]
With the RiotACT readership so richly blessed by special people we thought this might be of interest to some of you:
The MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION ACT
is calling for participants for a new theatre project.
Please pass on to anyone who might be interested:
Have you ever experienced any form of mental illness?
Do you like theatre?
Would you like [...]
Normally we try to shield you dear readers from the poo-flinging of our political class and focus on things that have concrete meaning.
But the wierd permutations of this story are worth having a look at.
It started out with the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson drawing a long bow to take advise offered to the Chief Minister and [...]
The ABC brings word that the Legistlative Assembly’s standing committee on public accounts is going to inquire into the health statistics scandal. (Widespread forgery of health records in the hospital to meet KPI’s with some offenders not yet identified if you missed it).
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher and bureaucrats were questioned by the Budget Estimates [...]
I have been trying to get in touch with the skin cancer clinic that was based at the Hawker shops, to no avail.
Can any north side rioters advise whether it has closed, relocatted or did they simply not pay their phone bills?
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is hot and bothered following Chief Minister Gallagher’s estimates interrogation yesterday in the wake of Auditor-General’s findings that health statistics at Canberra hospital were manipulated on an industrial scale (11,700 records altered) by (probably) multiple people of which only one (Kate Jackson) has been identified:
“Katy Gallagher has misled the community about [...]
Liberal leader Zed Seselja is not letting go of the stinking health statistics bone.
“Serious allegations have also been made that results were fabricated to meet Katy Gallagher’s expectations.
“Clearly, these issues have not been rectified and only way to clear the stench that surrounds this scandal is through the powers of a Royal Commission. [...]
In the wake of the Auditor-General’s very worrying look into widespread falsification of data at Canberra hospital we’ve had a lot of commenters coming out of the woodwork to say it’s really no big deal.
What’s bit of industrial fudging of patient records between friends? So what if the systems in the Emergency Department are less [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known what she plans to do following the Auditor-General’s findings of systemic and ongoing dishonesty by the Health Directorate in the compiling of statistics:
The Chief Minister has instructed the Directorate to bring in new procedures, training and governance documentation around the emergency department’s EDIS computer system. She has [...]
The Auditor-General has announced their report on Emergency Department Performance Information in the wake of the health statistics scandal.
Here are the conclusions:
Hospital records at the Canberra Hospital have been deliberately manipulated to improve overall performance information and reporting of the Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department. The very poor controls over the relevant information system means that [...]
Another example of the Public Health system failing the public.
Our two year old has a blocked tear duct, that I am told is not an urgent thing – however she is prone to conjunctivitis and is constantly weeping tears.
Could RA’s recommend some other Ophthalmology providers in Canberra – public and private?
ANU is letting it be known that their MoodGYM and BluePages depression treatment websites are actually working and also help with drinking.
Dr Lou Farrer, from the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research, part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, trialled the effectiveness of online programs MoodGYM and BluePages with users of Lifeline’s [...]
We’ve seen no shortage of stupid statements out of Steve Dozspot over the years.
But this afternoon’s effort really takes the cake.
He starts by thundering:
BOURKE SAYS ‘NO’ TO EQUALITY FOR CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITY
Steady on! Would Chris Bourke really say such a thing???
Why no. No he wouldn’t. What he has done (even in Steve’s own media [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known that she’s got a million dollars to give to Canberra’s neediest, the doctors.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA today announced an additional $1,003,387 (incl GST) in funding for 33 new projects to help Canberra doctors boost their services and update skills.
The funding is [...]
Jeremy Hanson has the sidesplitting news on just what is being delivered in the new Women and Children’s Hospital:
“Katy Gallagher was today forced to admit that she’ll deliver half a hospital – a Women and Children’s Hospital without a permanent birthing suite, or paediatric outpatient facilities,” Mr Hanson said today.
“This is effectively a Women and [...]
The Australian Institute of Sport has announced the’ve got a spot of Pertussis in the women’s water polo team:
he Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has confirmed two members of the women’s water polo team and one coach, have been diagnosed with Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
We are working closely with medical professionals as [...]