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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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h) Hospital Auxiliary Efforts by Mrs. P. Greene to establish an auxiliary were unfruitful. Tt was hoped that the auxiliary could assist In the planning and Implementation of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. i) Disabled Car Parking At the request of the Disabled Persons Bureau, two car spaces were provided for disabled persons parking at the entrance to the hospital. j ) Employee Recognition and Incentive Awards Following a suggestion made by Sister F. Hatch, Clinical Nurse Consultant, the Board agreed to establish Staff Merit Awards for exceptional and meritorious service, controlled by a list of guidelines. Certificates will be presented to successful nominees, and an honour roll is to be placed in the conference room. k ) Discharge Planning Committee On a recommendation from the Board, this committee was reconvened for a 12 month period. Its role is to review discharge policies, quality assurance reports, and service network arrangements. 1) Dual Fired Boilers Alice Springs Hospital is now a major consumer of natural gas following replacement of diesel oil burning boilers with limited attendance units. There will be future savings in running costs. CONCERNS a ) F 1 nance The Board considers that the budget allocation had not been realistic given the services that the hospital is expected to provide by the government and the public. Although the hospital over-ran its 1987/88 Budget, the Board felt that expenses had been kept to an absolute minimum to maintain services and congratulate the persons concerned. b ) Nursing The number of sick leave hours lost were of concern; this seemed to reflect the morale of staff. The increasing number of incidents in which staff members are physically and verbally attacked must contribute too. Concern was noted regarding boarder mothers, their effectiveness and their Impact on costs for meals and

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