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Question On Notice No. 2078 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services
Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the transfer of young people from Banksia Hill Detention Centre to inpatient mental health care, and I ask:
(a) how many young people were transferred to inpatient mental health care in:
(i) 2016-17;
(ii) 2017-18; and
(iii) 2018-2019 to date; and
(b) for each year in (a)(i) to (iii), please advise:
(i) the ages of the young people;
(ii) which facilities the young people were transferred to;
(iii) whether the young people were required to wait for a bed to become available and, if so, for how long they had to wait; and
(iv) whether the department sought to transfer any young people to inpatient mental health facilities but were unsuccessful and, if so, for what reason?

Answered on 4 June 2019

(a) (i) The Department of Justice did not retain records this financial year due to Information Technology limitations.

(a) (ii) Six.

(a) (iii)Three.

(b) (i) 2016-17: Not available – as above.

          2017-18 – 2 x 17 years, 1 x 15 years, 3 x 16 years;  

          2018-19 (to date) – 1 x 16 years, 2 x 17 years.

(ii) Graylands (Frankland Centre) 2016-17 – records were not retained for this time period, 2017-18 – 2 young people, 2018-19 – nil; East Metropolitan Youth Unit (EMYU) 2016-17 – records were not retained for this time period, 2017-18 – 3 young people, 2018-19 – 2 young people; Fiona Stanley Hospital Youth Unit 2016-17 – records were not retained for this time period; 2017-18 – 1 young person, 2018-19 – 1 young person (same young person admitted to EMYU 2018-19); Perth Children’s Hospital (Ward 5A) 2016-17 – nil due to records not being retained for this time period, 2017-18 – nil,

2018-19 – 1 young person.

 (iii) 2016-17 – not applicable.

       2017-18 – 3 young people; 1 x 15 days, 1 x 3 days, 1 x 4 days.  

       2018-19 – 2 young people; 1 x 3 days, 1 x 4 days.  

 (iv) Not applicable.