1212. Hon Alison Xamon to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

(1)  Will the Minister please advise the current school nurse FTE in Western Australian:

(a)  primary schools; and

(b)  high Schools?

(2)  Will the Minister please advise at which schools school nurses are located, and the number of FTE at each school?

Hon Alanna Clohesy replied:

I am advised that:

(1)      (a) 92.7 FTE in the metropolitan area and 66.4 FTE in WA Country Health Service (WACHS).

(b) 69.9 FTE in metropolitan area and 30 FTE in WACHS.

(2)  [See tabled paper no 1486 -$file/tp-1486.pdf.]

Country primary school nursing FTE is consolidated on a regional basis as WACHS is not able to provide the exact FTE allocation for individual primary schools. The allocation to each school varies depending on local priorities and needs at any given time. Community health nurses deliver a range of services including school health, child health, immunisation, public health and chronic disease support. Total FTE 96.4.


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