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Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Medical Research;

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Perth Children's Hospital water gets the all clear - Chief Health Officer

Professor Tarun Weeramanthri, Chief Health Officer Western Australia discusses water quality at Perth Children's Hospital and that the water is safe to drink and has met Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

The Western Australian public can be assured of the hospital's water quality after the Chief Health Officer (CHO) signed off the hospital's potable (drinking) water supply as safe to drink. This achievement follows the decision of the McGowan Labor Government to take practical completion of the project, fix the water issues and get the hospital open to treat the sick children of Western Australia. The Minister for Health's approved remediation work to replace thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) assembly boxes and brass components, which were leeching lead into the system, was completed in early March. Extensive water testing and sampling throughout the process culminated in the Chief Health Officer's second stage (final) testing last week.

A day of public tours will be held on Sunday April 8 between 9am and 3pm.

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Bookings open from: 9am, 28 March 2018.

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| Perth Children's Hospital | Free Public Tours: Sunday, 8 April 2018 between 9am and 3pm |

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