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Question Without Notice No. 1396 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

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

Answered on 22 November 2019

WHEATBELT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

1396. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Mental Health:

I refer to staffing levels at the Wheatbelt Mental Health Service.

(1) Would the minister please provide a current list of staff roles at WMHS, and for each role include —

(a) the number of full-time equivalents associated with that role; and

(b) whether the role is classified as clinical or not?

(2) What positions are currently vacant at the service, and for how long has each position been vacant?

(3) For 2017–18 and 2018–19, how many patients accessed the service, and during which periods in which month did access to the service reach a peak?

(4) Do clinical staffing levels satisfy the minimum requirements set by the Mental Health Commission?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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

Due to the amount of detailed information requested, an answer is unable to be provided in the available time frame. An answer will be provided by Tuesday, 3 December.