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Question On Notice No. 371 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 November 2021 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Merredin Hospital, and I ask:
(a) for each month in 2021 to date, how many patient transfers were required for imaging purposes and to which hospital(s) were they transferred;
(b) by each month in (a), how many patients were transferred for each of the following reasons:
(i) computed tomography (CT) scans;
(ii) other radiology; and
(iii) other;
(c) what are the current radiology capabilities at Merredin Hospital, by FTE; and
(d) what WACHS hospitals are serviced by Merredin Hospital for their radiology needs?

Answered on 9 December 2021

I am advised:

(a)

 

Month 2021

Total Number of Patients Transferred

Hospital Transferred

January

9

Northam

February

10

Northam

March

3

Northam

April

2

Narrogin

5

Northam

May

10

Northam

June

5

Northam

July

4

Northam

August

6

Northam

September

8

Northam

October

4

Northam

November

(1-9 November)

1

Northam

 

(b) (i-iii)

 

Month 2021

Transferred for CT Scans

(i)

Other Radiology

(ii)

Other

(iii)

January

9

0

0

February

10

0

0

March

3

0

0

April

7

0

0

May

10

0

0

June

5

0

0

July

4

0

0

August

6

0

0

September

7

1

0

October

4

0

0

November

(1-9 November)

0

0

1

Ultrasound

 

(c)        One FTE for a radiographer and a visiting sonographer two days per week.

 

(d)       Bruce Rock; Kellerberrin; Kununoppin; Narembeen and Southern Cross.