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Hazzard, Brad to the Deputy Premier, and Minister for Health
  1. What areas of (a) Manly Hospital and (b) Mona Vale Hospital contain asbestos?
  2. What reports in the last 15 years have been undertaken to review the level of asbestos in the hospitals?
  3. What is the total anticipated cost of the removal of the asbestos?
Answer -

I am advised:

  1. to (3) Asbestos materials have been identified in a number of the buildings at both Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals. Numerous reports have been completed over the past 15 years to review and monitor asbestos at Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals. For example, reports on asbestos at Mona Vale Hospital have been completed in 2000, 2003-2007, 2009 and 2010. The draft Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service Asset Strategic Plan 2010 estimates that the cost for removing the asbestos materials would be $2 million for Manly Hospital and $5 million for the wards at Mona Vale Hospital.
Question asked on 21 May 2010 (session 54-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 202
Answer received on 25 June 2010 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 214