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Question Without Notice No. 1070 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 December 2021 by Hon Steve Martin

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 1 December 2021

CORONAVIRUS — GERALDTON HEALTH CAMPUS

1070. Hon STEVE MARTIN to the minister representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to public concerns that Geraldton Health Campus will not be able to cope with an outbreak of COVID-19.

(1) As part of the extra bed announcement on 3 November, how many additional beds have been allocated to Geraldton Health Campus?

(2) How many intensive care unit beds are available for use at Geraldton Health Campus?

(3) How many ventilators are available for use at Geraldton Health Campus?

(4) If a patient tests positive to COVID-19, will they be able to stay at Geraldton Health Campus or will they be transferred to Perth?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Health.

(1)–(2) Nil.

(3) Five.

(4) Yes. COVID-19-positive patients can be cared for at Geraldton Health Campus; however, they may be transferred to Perth for escalation of care if required.