Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Allied Health Professional Recruitment

7 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022).

1. How many allied health professionals by profession will need to be recruited for each year of the forward estimates?

2. What proportion will be due to expected attrition?

3. What proportion will be to meet activity growth?

4. What proportion will be required to deliver on Malinauskas government commitments?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised:

The previous government failed to make workforce planning a priority which resulted in critical workforce shortages. Our government already has workforce planning underway to make sure that we can address the issues we have inherited from the previous Liberal government, and to plan for the future.

Allied health professionals will be a key feature in the models of care for the hundreds of additional beds committed by the Malinauskas government.