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Question Without Notice No. 1307 asked in the Legislative Council on 5 December 2018 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 5 December 2018

RENAL DIALYSIS — MOORA

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 chairs?

(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?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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 July 2018.

(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 service.