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Question On Notice No. 1634 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Attorney General
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

(1) Has the Coroner now been provided with a CT scanner?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to (1):
(a) when did the scanner become operational; and
(b) how many autopsies have so far been avoided due to the availability of the scanner?

Answered on 10 October 2018

(1)  No, it is expected that a dedicated CT scanner for the State Mortuary (PathWest) will be deployed in February 2019.

(2) PathWest is currently in negotiations with a preferred vendor on terms and conditions, prior to awarding the contract. There is a 16 week build and delivery schedule for the CT scanner and PathWest is also running the upgrade and refurbishment of a room to house the CT scanner in parallel to this process.

(3) Not applicable