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Question Without Notice No. 832 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 September 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

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

Answered on 18 September 2018

KALGOORLIE HEALTH CAMPUS — MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING MACHINE

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

(1) Will the minister confirm that in March 2018 the minister announced a $3 million commitment for a magnetic resonance imaging machine at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus subject to a Medicare licence being issued by the commonwealth?

(2) Will the minister confirm that Minister Hunt announced on 22 June that the federal government will provide a Medicare-eligible licence at Kalgoorlie?

(3) Will the minister confirm that Minister Hunt stated, ''Senator Peter Georgiou made significant representations in support of this licence''?

(4) Will the minister confirm that from the date of placement of an order, a complete MRI machine, together with a Faraday cage and water-cooling system, can be installed in 16 weeks?

(5) When will tenders be invited, and when does the minister intend that an order will be placed?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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

(1)–(3) Yes.

(4)–(5) Procurement installation, which requires significant capital works to house the MRI machine, and commissioning of the MRI machine could be achieved within 30 months of a budget decision.