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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 915 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 November 2021 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

GERALDTON HEALTH CAMPUS — MATERNITY SERVICES

915. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the minister representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the closure of maternity services at St John of God Geraldton Hospital from this week.

(1) What is the expected service demand increase that will be placed on Geraldton Health Campus?

(2) How many midwifery positions by FTE are currently filled at Geraldton Health Campus?

(3) How many midwifery positions by FTE are currently vacant at Geraldton Health Campus?

(4) When did the state learn of the temporary closure of St John of God Geraldton Hospital maternity services?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer is provided on behalf of the Minister for Health.

(1) The expected demand is eight to nine births per month.

(2) There are 19.7 FTEs.

(3) There are 3.4 FTEs, excluding positions currently filled by agency staff.

(4) It was 1 November 2021.