Question without notice - Hip replacement waiting list

Thursday 28 October 2021


Ms ARMITAGE question to DEPUTY LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Ms PALMER


[2.59 p.m.]

Will the Deputy Leader please advise the current waiting list for hip replacement procedures for categories one, two and three at the Launceston General Hospital?


ANSWER


The 2021-22 Budget provides additional funding of $196.4 million over four years to deliver around 30 000 extra elective surgeries.


The Launceston General Hospital waitlist for hip replacement procedures count as at 22 October 2021:


Category 1 - Urgent, advisable to be seen within 30 days - 0 people.


Category 2 - Semi-urgent, advisable to be seen within 90 days - 25 people.


Category 3 - Non-urgent, advisable to be seen within 365 days - 135 people.


Waiting list count at 31 October 2020.

Category 1 - Urgent, advisable to be seen within 30 days - 0 people.


Category 2 - Semi-urgent, advisable to be seen within 90 days - 30 people.


Category 3 - Non-urgent, advisable to be seen within 365 days - 140 people.


Ms Armitage - If I could have a little more information. To be seen or to be operated on? There is a difference if someone comes with a hip replacement issue, and the answer was to be seen. I am just wondering if that is to be seen. Because I know at the hospital there is a wait to go on the waiting list. Is that to be seen, then to be put on the list for the surgery, or is that for the surgery to be performed?


Ms PALMER - This is the information I have been given in answer to your question but I am happy to seek clarification for you.

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