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Child and Adolescent

Budget, activity and workforce


  • As part of the broader WA Health system, CAHS has implemented Activity Based Funding and Management, a framework integrating clinical services planning, funding, resource allocation, resource utilisation, service delivery and quality management.
  • As a result, CAHS will be funded on the basis of expected activity.
  • The budget for CAHS in 2011/12 is $375 million.


In 2010/11 the following activity was recorded for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children:

  • 26 366 inpatient separations
  • 12 821 surgical procedures including 7983 elective procedures
  • 67 253 emergency department presentations
  • 365 985 outpatient occasions of service
  • 46 Ambulatory Care Day Facility presentations
  • 637 Hospital In the Home visits.


  • CAHS currently employs approximately 3370 people across 2580 full-time equivalent positions, including:
    • more than 1300 nursing staff
    • more than 460 medical officers
    • more than 780 allied health staff
    • more than 120 hotel services staff
    • more than 650 other staff.
  • Workforce support programs include:
    • education and training integrated into the workplace
    • leadership development program offered in conjunction with North Metropolitan Health Service.
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