|Question On Notice No. 1461 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 August 2018 by Hon Alison Xamon |
Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Corrective Services
Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
refer to the $400,000 which has been allocated in 2018-19 for reform of prison
health, and the transfer of prison health services to the Department of Health, and
it is anticipated this money will be used;
a preferred health delivery model been identified;
yes to (b), please describe the preferred model;
no to (b), when is it anticipated a preferred model will be identified;
is it anticipated the transfer of prison health services will be finalised; and
has been consulted, or is it intended will be consulted, in the reform of
prison health services?
Answered on 12 September 2018
The Department of Justice advises:
(a) This budget allocation is to fund a fit-for-purpose assessment of custodial health facilities and two project staff for six (6) months.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) A report on the findings of the Justice Health Project has been finalised by the project’s oversight committee for further consideration.
(e) see (d)
(f) Consultation included:
- On-site meetings with Department of Justice’s health and custodial staff at each publicly run metropolitan and regional custodial facility.
- Department of Justice’s Health Services Directorate central office, pharmacy, medical records and psychological services staff.
- Key WA health system staff members involved in the delivery of health services to those in custody.
- Meetings held with Health Consumers’ Council and Health and Disability Services Complaints Office.
- Views sought from a range of external stakeholders such as independent authorities, employer organisations, peak bodies, government agencies, advisory councils/boards and consumer representative/advocacy organisations.
- WA Prison Officers Union.
- Department of Justice’s internal intranet page.
- Prison Support Services and Aboriginal Visitors Scheme staff.
- Telephone and video conferences with representatives of Correctional Services in all other Australian jurisdictions.