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Question Without Notice No. 950 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 October 2018 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on 16 October 2018

PERTH CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL —HIGH DEPENDENCY UNIT AND PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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

I refer to the high dependency unit and paediatric intensive care unit at Perth Children's Hospital.

(1) What is the bed capacity in each unit?

(2) Since opening, has either unit not operated at full bed capacity; and, if so, for how many days and for what reason?

(3) For any days in (2), were the remaining available beds fully occupied; and, if so, on how many days?

(4) If yes to (3), were any patients turned away from the respective units; and, if so, how many?

(5) If yes to (3), were any operations at the hospital cancelled or delayed due to a lack of bed capacity in either unit; and, if so, how many and what were the operations?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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

I am advised that the information requested by the honourable member will take some time to collate. I will undertake to provide it to the member as soon as it is available.