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Annual Report 1987-1988 Alice Springs Hospital Management Board



Annual Report 1987-1988 Alice Springs Hospital Management Board

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Tabled Paper 656


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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Combined Chairpersons Board Meeting A delegate was to attend the proposed meeting in Katherine, but this was cancelled. Alice Springs has offered to host a meeting during October, 1988. Hospital Activity Statistics Number of authorised beds Average bed occupancy Average length of stay Number of live births Number of operations Number of outpatient treatments * Decreased 2 November 1987 Incidents The total number of incidents reported was 145, over twice that of the previous year. The Board continues to be greatly concerned at the ever increasing damage to property and persons. Despite re-structuring the Security Guard's limited hours (four per evening) the incidents continued to increase. An application to expand the Security Guard service in the 1988/89 year was included in the hospital's New Initiatives proposals. POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS a) Smoking Policy: A policy of limited smoking areas was enforced, and will continue until a total smoking ban is implemented. b ) Health Promotion: The Board approved a Health Promotion policy for implementation. A regional Health Promotions Officer will be appointed from July 1988. c ) Admission./Discharge Policy: This policy was prepared by Dr. F. McConnel during his locum position as Medical Superintendent. d ) Guidelines for Departmental support for Attendance at Postgraduate/Educational Meetings: This paper was also presented by Dr. McConnel. 8 7/88 86/87 180* 143.76 6.69 days 766 24 12 190 144.31 6.33 days 757 2237 746 13 572 14

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