KARRATHA HEALTH CAMPUS
213. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to Karratha Health Campus.
(1) How many
doctors currently work at Karratha Health campus; and, of those, how many are —
who have taken leave for the 2019–20 year to date; and
covering vacant roles?
(2) Have there
been any recent revisions in overall staffing levels; and, if yes, please
(3) Will the minister please table the number of
visitations to the emergency department over the past six months; and,
if not, why not?
(4) What plans are in place for regional hospitals
when staff are required to self-isolate if exposed to COVID-19?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
This question was lodged on
Tuesday, 10 March, so the information is current as of that date. I certainly
cannot guarantee that other things have not changed in that time, particularly
WA Country Health Service is unable to provide a response within the requested
time frame and I request that the honourable member place the question on
Several members interjected.
The PRESIDENT: Order!
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY: The
question was asked today and the answer is being provided today.
The PRESIDENT: Order! Just
provide the answer, please, parliamentary secretary.
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY: I continue
(3) For the past
six months, from 1 September 2019 to 29 February 2020, there have been 11 623
presentations to the Karratha Health Campus emergency centre.
hospitals are utilising the guidelines for self-isolation that have been
developed by the Department of Health. I table these guidelines, which are also
available at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus.
[See paper 3681.]