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Question On Notice No. 1629 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 September 2018 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the consultation liaison services at Joondalup Health Campus, and I ask:
(a) how much dedicated psychiatric nurse FTE was allocated to the consultation liaison service, as at 1 July 2018;
(b) how much dedicated psychiatrist FTE was allocated to the consultation liaison service, as at 1 July 2018; and
(c) how much dedicated registrar FTE was allocated to the consultation liaison service, as at 1 July 2018?

Answered on 17 October 2018

(a) – (c) Nil. Joondalup Health Campus does not have FTE dedicated only to a Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service. Psychiatric Consultation at Joondalup Health Campus is available on 24 hours a day 7 days a week on an “as requested basis”. The service includes a combination of Psychiatric Consultant and Registrar and Nursing coverage.