Colonoscopy & Endoscopy waiting times
Ms ARMITAGE question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT [2.40 p.m.] Will the honourable Leader please advise - With regard to waiting times for colonoscopies and endoscopies categories 1, 2 and 3 at both the Royal Hobart Hospital and the Launceston General Hospital, what is the 75th percentile wait for these categories at each hospital? ANSWER Mr President, I thank the member for Launceston for her question. I will read the figures for categories 1, 2 and 3 in that order - Royal Hobart Hospital: category 1 - 265; category 2 - 607; category 3 - 298. Launceston General Hospital: category 1 - 207; category 2 - 421; category 3 - 265. Importantly, the revised 2019-20 Tasmanian Health Service plan provides an additional 2248 endoscopy procedures.