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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 596 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 June 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on 11 June 2019


596. Hon PETER COLLIER to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the minister's plan to open more hospital beds and cancel elective surgery in order to address the crisis in ambulance ramping.

(1) How many elective surgery procedures have been cancelled since Monday, 3 June 2019?

(2) How many additional hospital beds have been opened since Monday, 3 June, and where have the beds been opened?

(3) How many spare beds are there currently in the system that can be opened if the crisis develops further, and what is the location of these spare beds?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. We are unable to answer this question in the time available. An answer will be provided to the member at the earliest opportunity.