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Question Without Notice No. 1446 asked in the Legislative Council on 27 November 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

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

Answered on

REGIONAL HEALTH STAFF — ASSAULTS AGAINST

1446. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to assaults on staff in regional healthcare settings, namely Karratha Health Campus, Hedland Health Campus and Kalgoorlie Health Campus.

(1) How many assaults have taken place in each individual location from 1 July this year to date?

(2) For (1), please identify whether assaults were against clinical staff; managerial staff; security services; administration staff; or patients.

(3) How many times in the aforementioned instances were police called to attend and assist?

(4) Please provide a breakdown of assaults per month and for each individual location.

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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

I have been advised by the WA Country Health Service that further time is required to answer this question. An answer will be provided by 5 December 2019.