Legislative Council Wednesday 20 November, 2019
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
There was a time when paediatric surgeons used to visit the north-west to consult with families of sick children or children requiring surgery prior to - necessarily usually - travelling to Hobart for that surgery, for all the reasons you outlined, and I acknowledged in my first question.
To be clear, it appears no paediatric surgeons currently visit the north-west for pre-surgery checks or any other purpose. If a family from the north-west coast or west coast needs to see a paediatric surgeon, they have to travel at least to Launceston, if not to Hobart, to see that surgeon. I know you cannot answer that right now, but it seems to me that is the case. Yes or no will do next time.
Paediatric surgeons do not attend the North West.Go Back