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Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Page: 1457

Mr HUNT (FlindersMinister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet) (18:37): In question time today, I undertook to check the details on a question. I can confirm that the information available to the government, as I said in question time, is that the Adelaide PHN region had a ratio of 0.7 MRIs per 100,000 population. In total, South Australia received four MRI licences: two in country South Australia and two in metropolitan areas. In particular, Sound Radiology MRI provides paediatric imaging which has the benefit of providing paediatric patients with access to MRIs without the need for sedation, and improves access to paediatric MRI offerings in South Australia. I am also advised that each application was assessed by the department against the mandatory and substantive criteria outlined in the ITA documentation, and all MRI licences allocated under the expansion round met the department's criteria.