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Question Without Notice No. 763 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 August 2019 by Hon Robin Scott

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

Answered on 7 August 2019

KALGOORLIE HEALTH CAMPUS — MRI MACHINE

763. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

On 12 April 2019, the minister announced government funding for an MRI machine at Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

(1) Can the minister update the chamber as to what exactly has been done in the four months since the announcement was made?

(2) Has the process been put out to tender?

(3) Has an approach been made to companies or other entities that specialise in the construction of MRI machines?

(4) Does the government remain determined to drag out the process to the full 30 months that it said it would take to give the people of Kalgoorlie this critical piece of medical infrastructure?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Since the funding announcement, a functional brief has been developed and approved. A draft project definition plan and schematic design report have been developed, and detailed design consultation has been completed.

(2) Tenders are currently anticipated to be called at the end of November 2019.

(3) The Department of Health has advertised a tender for MRI machines from which the purchase of an MRI machine for Kalgoorlie Health Campus will be made.

(4) Health will comply with relevant policy, procedures and processes, not least during the design, development and tender process. This will result in a good outcome for the people of Kalgoorlie and will be value for money. This process will be worked through as quickly as possible.