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Question On Notice No. 2553 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 October 2019 by Hon Robin Chapple

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

Concerning the Emergencies department at Kununurra District Hospital, would the Minster please table the:
(a) total attendance:
(i) by year;
(ii) for this year to-date; and
(iii) the preceding 4 years;
(b) attendance for assault and/or battery:
(i) by year;
(ii) for this year to-date; and
(iii) the preceding 4 years;
(c) attendance for incidents relating to drugs and alcohol (including motor vehicle accidents):
(i) by year;
(ii) for this year to-date; and
(iii) the preceding 4 years;
(d) attendance for incidents relating to adverse mental health concerns:
(i) by year;
(ii) for this year to-date; and
(iii) the preceding 4 years; and
(e) attendance for obstetric or maternity related concerns:
(i) by year;
(ii) for this year to-date; and
(iii) the preceding 4 years?

Answered on 19 November 2019

I am advised: 

(a)-(e) Table 1: Number of Attendances at Kununurra Hospital Emergency Department (ED), 2015 to 2019.

 

 

 

Year

Total ED Attendances

Drug and/or Alcohol Related Attendances

Mental Health Related Attendances

Obstetric/ Maternity Related Attendances

2015

13,204

160

453

N/A

2016

11,708

137

469

N/A

2017

12,885

150

391

89

2018

13,276

156

419

114

2019 to date.

10,524

129

343

79

 ED data related to assault and/or battery is unavailable at WA Country Health Service hospitals.