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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 930 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 November 2021 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

HOSPITALS — ELECTIVE SURGERY — CANCELLATIONS

930. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the minister representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to all public hospitals, including public hospitals with private operators.

(1) How many elective surgeries were cancelled in —

(a) September 2021; and

(b) October 2021?

(2) For each month in (1), what was the total number of cancelled elective surgeries by area health service?

(3) Are there currently any restrictions on elective surgeries?

(4) If yes to (3), which surgery categories are under restriction, and in what locations?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

It is not possible to provide the requested information in the time required and I therefore ask the honourable member to place this question on notice.