KALGOORLIE HEALTH CAMPUS — MAGNETIC
RESONANCE IMAGING MACHINE
1233. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
(1) In relation
to an undated letter, reference 59-075947/CI, addressed to Senator Peter
Georgiou and signed by the Premier of Western Australia, can the minister
confirm that the WA Country Health Service has prepared a business case for the
MRI for the Kalgoorlie Health Campus?
(2) Will the minister table that
(3) Is the
Premier's statement that the business case will be submitted for the
2019–20 budget equivalent to a commitment that the MRI will be included
in that budget?
(4) Noting the
Premier's statement that the installation and commissioning of the MRI
could be achieved within 30 months of the budget decision, why should the
people of the goldfields be required to wait for a further two and a half
years, when six months would be more than adequate for all the necessary
capital works and installation?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) The business
case will be considered as part of the 2019–20 budget process as an
election commitment, and therefore will not be tabled at this point in time.
(3) No commitment
can be made at this time, pending consideration as part of the 2019–20
infrastructure planning, a tender process, contractor appointment, and
construction, including internal realignment and relocation of existing
facilities and services, in addition to the procurement of the MRI equipment,
is associated with the establishment of MRI services. Advice on time frames has
also previously been provided in response to question without notice 832, parts
(4) and (5), and question without notice 929, part (1).