HEALTH — FEDERAL
361. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the Minister for Health's
media statement on 18 March 2019 entitled ''Health funding boost for WA
under a Shorten Labor Government''.
(1) What involvement did the minister, his office or
the Department of Health have with the federal Labor Party in developing
the $110 million election commitment?
(2) Please table any correspondence between the
minister, his office or the Department of Health and the federal Labor
Party about this announcement.
(3) Now that the federal Labor Party has committed to
the redevelopment of Laverton Hospital, when will the state Labor
government do the same?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. I am advised the following.
McGowan government is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for all Western
Australians. As such, we have worked and will continue to work with both the
federal government and the opposition on how they can best contribute to
ensuring that Western Australian patients are always put first.
(3) The Western Australian
Country Health Service has finalised the development of a revised business case
for the Laverton health service for consideration by government as part of the
2019–20 budget process. All
announcements about government projects within the 2019–20 budget will
be announced in due course.