Colonoscopy & Endoscopy Waiting Lists

[2.53 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT

With regard to answers provided on 8 August 2019, on the current waiting list for colonoscopy and endoscopy, categories 1, 2 and 3 at the North-West Regional Hospital, the Royal Hobart Hospital and the Launceston General Hospital, a follow-up question to answer (3), which was: what is the length of time each hospital has been over-boundary?

Will the Leader please advise the length of time each hospital has been over-boundary for each category? The answer provided earlier was a combined average, which is apt to skew the figures.

ANSWER

Mr President, I thank the member for Launceston for her question. When I give the numbers, I will give three numbers, and it will be category 1, 2 and 3, in that order.

With regard to the North West Regional Hospital, it is 26, 39 and 41. With regard to the Royal Hobart Hospital, it is 149, 335 and 145.

With regard to the Launceston General Hospital, it is 115, 231 and 117.

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