National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services
Implementation PlansD6. States and Territories will ensure capital funding is used in the most efficient and effective way to meet the NEAT for ED patients, including managing potential risks for each project being funded.
D7. States and Territories can flexibly move funding allocated to this Schedule to other Schedules within the NPA but only in strict accordance with the requirements set out in Clause 32.
D8. The Implementation Plan will detail the scope, cost and timeframe for projects funded in order to help achieve the NEAT.
D9. Implementation Plans should outline the activities, funding allocations, timeframes, relationship with relevant Commonwealth or state-funded activities and expected improvements to service delivery of each capital project and may be published online. Implementation Plans should also outline how State and Territory funding and reform plans link with national reform directions.
D10. States and Territories may provide implementation details relating to this Schedule in a single consolidated Implementation Plan covering more than one of the Schedules to this Agreement. The Commonwealth will accept a consolidated Implementation Plan, provided it explicitly and separately covers each individual Schedule’s objectives.
Progress ReportsD11. States and Territories will report against the projects set out in the Implementation Plan in respect of every half year during the operation of the Agreements. Reports are expected by 28 February (for the period July to December) and 31 August (for the period January to June), or the next working day, each year and in the format at Annex 2.
Table D1: Progress Reports
|Reporting Period||Due date|
|1 July 2010 to 31 December 2010||28 February 2011, or the next working day|
|1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011||31 August 2011, or the next working day|
|1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011||28 February 2012, or the next working day|
|1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012||31 August 2012, or the next working day|
|1 July 2012 to 31 December 2012||28 February 2013, or the next working day|
|1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013||31 August 2013, or the next working day|
D12. States and Territories may provide Progress Report details relating to this Schedule in a single consolidated Progress Report covering more than one of the Schedules to this Agreement. The Commonwealth will accept a consolidated Progress Report, provided it explicitly and separately covers the objectives and outputs of each individual Schedule’s objectives and outputs in the consolidated Progress Report.
Final ReportD13. States and Territories will provide a Final Report within 90 days of the completion of all the projects agreed under the Implementation Plan, or by 30 June 2014 (which ever comes first).
D14. The Final Report will:
- describe the conduct, benefits and outcomes of the projects as a whole;
- evaluate the extent to which Projects funded have achieved the objectives contained in the Implementation Plan; and
- explain why any aspect was not achieved.
D15. The Final Report for Schedule D must be provided to the Commonwealth as a separate report.
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