5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions
Tabled paper 357
Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Robyn Lambley
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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY of hospitals meets future disaster management requirements. This work will result in a Northern Territory Clinical Services Framework that will outline clinical services requirements of hospital infrastructure options to 2035. Royal Darwin Hospital will continue to be a hospital into the future, recognising that there is significant investment in the campus, including the Alan Walker Cancer Centre, the Menzies School of Health Research, with development currently underway, and co-location with the Darwin Private Hospital. The Australian Government has provided $70 million for the development of a hospital in Palmerston. The scoping work will inform the investment in both capital funding and operational funding for a new Palmerston Hospital. On this basis the existing site has been set aside, pending the outcome of the scoping study. Land with a larger footprint for future public and private expansion is required. Capital Works projects o The Emergency Department at Alice Springs Hospital was completed during 2012/13. The $24.9 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Health and Hospitals Fund ($13.6 million) and the Northern Territory Government ($11.3 million). o 2012/13 revoted projects include: o Ntaria (Hermannsburg) - construct a new health centre, $6 million o Papunya - upgrade health centre, $1.57 million o Elliott - construct new remote health centre, $5.57 million o Ngukurr - construct new remote health centre, $5.93 million o Galiwinku - -construct new remote health centre, $6.1 million o Department of Health New Works in 2013/14 include: o Kaltukatjara (Docker River) - upgrade the health centre, $3.5 million o Canteen Creek - construct new remote health centre, $5.3 million o Numbulwar - construct new remote health centre, $6.17 million o Maningrida - upgrade health centre, $1.62 million o 2012/13 Top End Health and Hospital Services Revoted Projects include: o Katherine Hospital - construct a clinical conference and training facility, $0.68 million o Gove District Hospital - continue fire upgrades, $0,698 million o Royal Darwin Hospital - complete upgrade of the fire detection system in main ward block, $1.6 million o Royal Darwin Hospital - high voltage electrical systems, chiller and stand-by power upgrade, $15,351 million (balance of a $43.5 million project) o Royal Darwin Hospital - upgrades to increase the number of beds in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit and to provide additional 2 operating theatres, $15,957 million o 2013/14 Top End Health and Hospital Services New Works Projects include: o Gove District Hospital - upgrade the emergency department, $13 million o Hospital scoping study and master plan for the Greater Darwin Region, $5 million o 2012/13 Central Australian Health and Hospital Services Revoted Projects include: o Alice Springs Hospital - remediation and upgrade of operating theatres and wards, $5.637 million (part of an estimated $38 million project)_______________________