Legislative Council, Wednesday 25 August 2021
Ms FORREST question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
During the 2021 election the State Government committed to the employment of additional school nurses.
(1) How many additional nurses have been employed?
(2) Which schools now have school nurses?
(3) What is the timeline for employment of the remaining nurse positions?
I thank the member for her question.
(1) Since the 2021 election the Government announced another 11.4 FTE Grade 4 nurses will be employed to work in schools. Recruitment is underway and this will add to the current 42.7 FTEs.
I will go to question 3. Advertising for the 11.4 FTE closed on 30 June 2021. Recruitment processes are now underway and expect to be completed in September.
With regards to question 2 as it is a table I seek leave -
To table the table and have it incorporated into Hansard.
(Table will be available at a later date)