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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 1622 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 September 2023 by Hon Donna Faragher

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Health
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

I refer to the WA Country Health Service's School Entry Health Assessment, which is offered to all children in the year they start school, and I ask:
(a) how many School Entry Health Assessments were conducted in 2022; and
(b) of those assessments referred to in (a), how many resulted in a referral to the following services provided by the WA Country Health Service:
(i) physiotherapy;
(ii) occupational therapy;
(iii) speech pathology;
(iv) audiology;
(v) paediatrician; and
(vi) clinical psychology?

Answered on 11 October 2023

a) 6359

b) (i)-(vi)

Service

No. of referrals

i) Physiotherapy

7

ii)Occupational Therapy

25

iii)Speech Pathology

97

iv)Audiology

110

v)Paediatrician*

-

vi)Clinical Psychology*

-

CDS/Other

453

*Referrals to Clinical Psychology and Paediatrician are managed via an intake process (noted as CDS/Other in the table above) rather than as a direct referral, therefore cannot be separated in this data. Referrals to services such as dietetics, social work, dental and optical services may also be included in “CDS/Other”.