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.


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