Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry

The Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry has been established under part 15 of the Public Health Act 2016.

The aim of the Inquiry is to review current arrangements for aeromedical transport in Western Australia and make recommendations for improving patient outcomes and related governance and coordination arrangements.

Dr Marcus Kennedy (PDF 69KB) has been appointed by the current Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, to conduct the Inquiry.

The Inquiry phases include (indicative dates):

  • Stakeholder identification and preliminary discussions (August – September 2021)
  • Understanding current the state of WA aeromedical services (September – November 2021)
    • written submissions
    • public forums
  • Interjurisdictional review (November 2021)
  • Thematic analysis and options development (November - January 2022)
    • Conduct of formal hearings
  • Analysis and recommendations (January – February 2022)
  • Delivery of recommendations and Final Report (April 2022)

Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry Terms of Reference (PDF 77KB).

Register your interest as a stakeholder by completing the Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry – Expression of interest survey (external site).

Public/stakeholder forums

The Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry is holding several public/stakeholder forums to further assist in developing an understanding of the ‘current state’ of aeromedical services within Western Australia; seeking to understand the perceived strengths and weaknesses.

Forums will be held for each region and the Perth metropolitan area.

The forums will:

  • provide an overview of the Aeromedical Services WA Inquiry, including its process and timeline
  • provide and introduction to the Dr Kennedy as Inquirer
  • allow organisations to make a statement regarding aeromedical services in Western Australia
  • allow the Inquiry team to respond to pre-registered questions
  • seek further understanding of the ‘current state’ through questions for stakeholders
  • provide an opportunity for questions and discussions relevant to aeromedical services in Western Australia.

Perth metropolitan

Date: Thursday 4 November
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: John McGrath Pavilion, Ernest Johnson Reserve, 97 Hensman Street, South Perth WA 6151.
Virtual attendance option also available.
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Great Southern

Date: Thursday 28 October
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location:
Virtual meeting
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Goldfields

Date: Friday 5 November
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location:
Goldfields Arts Centre, 35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430. Virtual attendance option also available.
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Kimberley

Date: Monday 8 November
Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Broome Civic Centre – Sammy Room, 27 Weld Street, Broome WA 6725
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Midwest (Geraldton)

Date: Tuesday 2 November
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, 31 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton WA 6530. Virtual attendance option also available.
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Pilbara

Date: Wednesday 10 November
Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Town of Port Hedland Civic Centre – Gratwick Hall, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

South West

Date: Friday 29 October
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location:
City of Bunbury Council Function Room, 20 Symmons Street/4 Stephen Street, Bunbury WA 6230. Virtual attendance option also available.
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

Wheatbelt

Date: Wednesday 3 November
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Location:
Virtual meeting
Register: Complete the registration form (external site)

More information

Email: aeromedicalservicesWAinquiry@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 15-10-2021