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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1926 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the adolescents who received treatment at the Perth Children’s Hospital’s Gender Diversity Service in the 2018 calendar year, and I ask:
(a) how many received treatment;
(b) what was the average cost per patient for this treatment;
(c) how much of the treatment cost is paid for by the State; and
(d) how much of the treatment cost is paid for by the individual?

Answered on 9 April 2019

I am advised:

(a) 59.

(b) $7,225.

(c) All.

(d) Nil.

Note: Treatment is defined as those patients who are pubertal and receiving gender affirming hormones.