Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Women's and Children's Hospital

43 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022). What will the allocation of additional mental health nurses between units and services be at the Women's and Children's Hospital?

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 Malinauskas government is recruiting an additional six nurses to fill much-needed gaps in mental health services at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Mental health services have identified the following registered nurse level 3 (nurse consultant) roles for consideration:

Rapid assessment consultation evaluation and review (RACER) clinic nurse consultant (2 FTE nurse consultants)—these are additional positions to increase capacity and capability to respond to consumers with urgent mental health conditions.

Emergency mental health nurse consultant (additional position)

Neurodevelopmental and disability nurse consultant

CALD/LGBTIQ+ nurse consultant

Quality improvement nurse consultant