Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Strong community support behind sustainable future for health

    12/11/2017 8:00 AM
    • ​Interim Sustainable Health Review report to be delivered to Government in January 2018, to be followed by further extensive opportunities for community and stakeholder input
    • More than 300 public submissions sharing insights on developing a sustainable future for the WA health system
    • Final report to be delivered in November 2018

    The deadline for the McGowan Government's interim Sustainable Health Review report has been extended, following a strong level of interest in the community forums.


    To date, more than 300 submissions have been received from individuals and organisations sharing their insights on developing a sustainable future for health.


    The review panel began an extensive consultation program in August 2017 with a wide range of stakeholders, including patients and carers, clinicians, community members, non-government organisations, peak bodies and private industry.


    An open public submission process and a total of 19 public and clinical forums, as well as other sessions, have been held across the State in metropolitan and regional locations. 


    The panel's interim report will be presented to the Government in January 2018.


    This will be supported by further engagement to support the development of the panel's final report, due to Government in November 2018. 


    Public submissions consented for publishing will be made available on the review website following release of the interim report. 


    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:


    "This review is critical to the future of health and I am confident that this additional time will ensure that all Western Australians can continue to be involved as the review progresses.


    "It is vital that as many people in the community and health sector are heard and contribute to the process of shaping our future health system.


    "I have been advised by the panel's chairperson, Robyn Kruk, that there has been a huge response to the community forums and, like me, I know Robyn is incredibly grateful for the contributions.


    "We will continue to drive the changes to make our health system stronger and more sustainable for the future."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500