1634. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
(1) Has the Coroner now been provided with a CT scanner?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) If yes to (1):
(a) when did the scanner become operational; and
(b) how many autopsies have so far been avoided due to the availability of the scanner?
Hon Sue Ellery replied:
(1) No, it is expected that a dedicated CT scanner for the State Mortuary (PathWest) will be deployed in February 2019.
(2) PathWest is currently in negotiations with a preferred vendor on terms and conditions, prior to awarding the contract. There is a 16 week build and delivery schedule for the CT scanner and PathWest is also running the upgrade and refurbishment of a room to house the CT scanner in parallel to this process.
(3) Not applicable.