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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 1621 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 Child and Adolescent 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 metropolitan Child Development Service:
(i) physiotherapy;
(ii) occupational therapy;
(iii) speech pathology;
(iv) audiology;
(v) paediatrician; and
(vi) clinical psychology?

Answered on 11 October 2023

(a)  26,084

(b) (i) – (vi)

Child Development Service Discipline

Clients Referred

Physiotherapy

24

Occupational Therapy

73

Speech Pathology

290

Audiology

515

Paediatrician

9

Clinical Psychology

25