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Question On Notice No. 1635 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 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 plans to close the Quadriplegic Centre, and the ongoing need for respite or transitional care, and I ask:
(a) how many admissions were made to the Quadriplegic Centre for respite or transitional care in 2016 and 2017;
(b) what number of patients received respite or transitional care in 2016 and 2017; and
(c) what plans are in place to ensure that respite/transitional care remains available after the centre closes?

Answered on 16 October 2018

I am advised that:
(a) In 2016, there were 25 patients admitted for respite (17 patients) or transitional care (8 patients). In 2017, there were 40 patients admitted for respite (31 patients) or transitional care (9 patients).
(b) In 2016, 41 patients received respite (17 patients) or transitional care (24 patients). In 2017, 51 patients received respite (32 patients) or transitional care (19 patients).
(c) Work is currently being undertaken to identify alternative respite and accommodation options that can be utilised once the Quadriplegic Centre has closed, to ensure that accessible accommodation in the metropolitan area is available to those who need to travel to Perth for medical and rehabilitation support. It is planned for these alternative options to be in place by the time the Quadriplegic Centre closes.