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Question On Notice No. 370 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 November 2021 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1
Question

I refer to Computed Tomography (CT) scanners owned and operated by the Department of Health and its area health services in Western Australia, and I ask:
(a) in what locations are publicly owned and operated CT scanners operating;
(b) of those identified in (a), will the Minister please list the slice capability of each machine;
(c) what is the approximate cost for a new 64 and 128 slice CT scanner; and
(d) given the 6 billion dollar surplus in 2020-21 has the Government funded any new CT scanners in the forward estimates?

Answered on 9 December 2021

(a) – (b) Refer to table below:

 

(a) Locations

(b) Slice Capability

Royal Perth Hospital

1 x 128 slice

2 x Current generation units with high end capacity and performance, not categorised by slices.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

1 x 320 slice

1 x 256 slice

2 x 6 slice

2 x 16 slice

1 x 64 slice

Osborne Park Hospital

1 x 64 slice

Rockingham General Hospital

1 x 256 slice

Fiona Stanley Hospital

2 x 256 slice

2 x Dual Source/energy 128/256 slice

Fremantle Hospital

1 x 256 slice

Perth Children’s Hospital

1 x 256 slice

Broome

1 x 64 slice

Kununurra

1 x 64 slice

Port Hedland  

1 x 64 slice

Karratha         

1 x 64 slice

Geraldton       

1 x 64 slice

Carnarvon      

1 x 16 slice (Replaced to 128 slice in Nov 2021)

Kalgoorlie      

1 x 64 slice

Esperance       

1 x 128 slice

Northam         

1 x 64 slice

Narrogin

1 x 128 slice

 

(c) Approximate costings range from $600,000 (ex GST) for 64 slice, approximate costings range from $450,000 to $800,000 for 128 slice (ex GST).

 

(d) Yes.