PALLIATIVE CARE —
1159. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to the minister's
statement, published on 10 October 2019, headed ''Goldfields to receive
significant boost to palliative care services''.
(1) Can the
government confirm that the WA Country Health Service will determine how the
additional funding and resources will be allocated?
(2) Will there be
any review of the decisions made by WACHS on how these additional resources are
(3) How long does the government estimate it will take
for the additional full-time equivalent positions to be filled?
(4) How long does the government
estimate it will take for the additional funding to be finally applied?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) Yes, WACHS will determine the
allocation of the additional funding and resources.
(2) WACHS is responsible for
determining the most effective acquittal of the additional resources.
(3) Recruitment of the additional FTE for the
goldfields is underway and will be dependent on the interest and
availability of suitably skilled and qualified staff to work in the goldfields.
Interim staffing arrangements will be considered as required.
(4) Funding will
be incrementally allocated yearly, over the four-year period of the investment