RENAL DIALYSIS —
1307. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the Moora health service
and to the minister's media statement on 24 July 2018.
(1) On what date
were the renal dialysis chairs commissioned and available for use?
(2) Since the
date identified in (1), how many patients have utilised the renal dialysis
(3) How many
staff at the Moora health service are trained and qualified to operate the
renal dialysis chairs?
(4) Have any
patients been refused access to renal dialysis services at the Moora health
service; and, if so, for what reason?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The renal
dialysis unit at Moora was functionally commissioned and available for use from
(2) To date, no patients have been
referred to use the community-supported home dialysis facility.
(3) The model of
renal dialysis at Moora is community-supported home dialysis. This service is
for clients who are independent and responsible for conducting their own
dialysis, with their own carer if required, but whose home environment is not
suitable for home therapy to occur. As such, the staff are not required to be
trained in dialysis; however, some staff have completed and been trained in the
appropriate emergency response.
(4) No clients
have been refused access to renal dialysis services at the Moora health