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
(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?
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY
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.