1321. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:
I refer to my question on notice No. 1056 regarding health screening for older prisoners, and I ask:
(a) are all older prisoners serving sentences of 12 months or longer offered bowel cancer screening;
(b) if no to (a), how does the department identify prisoners who are to be offered bowel cancer screening; and
(c) if no to (a), is every prisoner who asks for bowel cancer screening, provided screening?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
The Department of Justice advises:
(a) Yes. Bowel cancer screening is available to any patient that requests it.
(b) All prisoners receive an annual health assessment, which may include screening considerations.
(c) Not applicable.