Rachel Stephen-Smith returns as ACT health minister

Rachel Stephen-Smith has retained her position as the ACT's Minister for Health following the re-election of the Labor government last month.

Ms Stephen-Smith will continue to manage the ACT's COVID-19 response and will have oversight over what the government says is the largest expansion of health infrastructure in the territory’s history over the next four years, including expanding the Canberra Hospital and a new network of walk-in health centres.

The territory is also in the early stages of a 10-year digital health program, based around a digital health strategy released last year.

It includes a new medical imaging system, a new laboratory information system and the implementation of the Epic electronic medical record, costing $151 million.

Ms Stephen-Smith will be assisted Emma Davidson, who has become Assistant Minister for Families and Community Services, Minister for Disability, Minister for Justice Health and Minister for Mental Health.

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Tags: ACT Health, Rachel Stephen-Smith

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