HEALTHWAY
ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL RESEARCH PROJECT


HEALTHWAY - ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL RESEARCH PROJECT
House:LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Date:WEDNESDAY, 24 June 1998
Member:
Member:Warnock, Ms Diana
Prince, Mr Kevin
Subject:HEALTHWAY - ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Page:4693 / 2

HEALTHWAY

Royal Perth Hospital Research Project

4108. Ms WARNOCK to the Minister Health:

In relation to the Government Two Year Plan for Women (1996-1998) -

(a) has Healthway provided $100 000 for a two year research project at Royal Perth Hospital addressing stroke survivors and the promotion of the health of their carers;

(b) if yes, when was the funding provided;

(c) what stage is the research project at;

(d) who are/were the members of the research team;

(e) does Healthway -
      (i) intend to release the results of the research project;
      (ii) if not, why not; and
      (iii) if yes, when; and

(f) if the funding was not provided, when does Healthway intend to honour the promise made by the Minister?

Mr PRINCE replied:

(a) Yes.

(b) Year 1 funding was provided on 18 October 1996, Year 2 funding on 19 December 1997.

(c) The project is currently in its final year. Data has been collected on stroke survivors and their carers. Currently follow-up interviews are being performed and data analysis is being undertaken.

(d) Members of the research team include:
      Dr Graeme Hankey, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Perth Hospital
      Dr Edward Stewart-Wynne, Consultant Neurologist and Head of Stroke Unit, Royal Perth Hospital
      Professor Peter Burvill, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Western Australia
      Ms Jennie Linto, Research Nurse, Royal Perth Hospital

(e) (i) Yes.
      (ii) Not applicable.
      (iii) On completion of the research project, after December 1998.

(f) Not applicable.