MENTAL HEALTH — CLINICAL
925. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary
secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:
I refer to the clinical governance
review arising from the interim health services review.
(1) Will the minister please table
the terms of reference for the clinical services review?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) When is it anticipated that the
review will commence and be finalised?
(4) Will the
minister commit to not undertaking any substantive changes to governance or
services until such time as the review is completed?
(5) If no to (4), why not?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) Yes. I now table a copy of the
terms of reference of the review.
[See paper 2032.]
(2) Not applicable.
(3) The review is
expected to commence in late October–early November. Unfortunately, a member
of the review panel recently stepped down as they are now moving interstate. A
replacement reviewer is currently being sourced. The timing and methodology of
the review will be determined, in large part, by the review panel; however, it
is anticipated the review will be finalised within six months.
minister does not intend to undertake any substantive changes to mental health
governance or services until such time as the review is complete; however, the
minister remains responsive to the needs of the mental health system and the
community and therefore cannot unequivocally rule out any changes.