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Question On Notice No. 1642 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

(1) I refer to the Spinal Cord Injury Model of Care released in 2015, and proposals to improve community outreach services, and I ask:
(a) how many FTE Spinal Community Nurses were allocated to community outreach in 2015;
(b) how many FTE Spinal Community Nurses were allocated to community outreach in 2016;
(c) how many FTE Spinal Community Nurses were allocated to community outreach in 2017; and
(d) how many FTE Spinal Community Nurses were allocated to community outreach in 2018?
(2) Are there further plans to increase numbers of Spinal Community Nurses?

Answered on 16 October 2018

I am advised that:

(1)
(a) 2.5 FTE
(b) 3 FTE
(c) 3 FTE
(d) 3 FTE
 
(2) Yes. This Service will expand to 8 FTE during 2019/20.