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Perth Children's Hospital opening unknown

AAP logoAAP 27/10/2016

The WA opposition says it is incredible the opening date for the new Perth Children's Hospital remains unknown.

Health Department chief David Russell-Weisz told a parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday building company John Holland had missed the already rescheduled October 10 completion date.

After construction is complete, the first patients will be admitted up to 14 weeks later, the opposition's Sue Ellery says.

"I find it extraordinary that such a high-level taskforce that is allegedly managing the commissioning of the Perth Children's Hospital does not know even an indicative date," she told reporters.

The hearing was also told higher than acceptable lead levels remained in the drinking water and work to remove asbestos sheeting from ceiling panels continued.

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