Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/10/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

State-wide screenings of WA film to launch Mental Health Week

6/10/2022

Sanderson

Health

Your Voice in Health survey returns as pandemic pressures ease

30/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

WA hospitals welcome next generation of nurses and midwives

29/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Western Australia restricts sale of nitrous oxide gas canisters

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Free RAT handout at the Perth Royal Show

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Bunbury Regional Hospital to benefit from 30 new modular beds

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

New ophthalmology unit opens at Fremantle Hospital

23/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

$1.8 million to upgrade Plantagenet Cranbrook Health Service

20/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Improving critical cancer diagnostic equipment for Western Australians

12/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Wearable technology gives emergency department staff a second set of eyes on patients

6/09/2022

Sanderson

Health

Small grants set to make big impact on health of WA students

5/09/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment progressing

23/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

Paving the way for Perth’s newest Mental Health Unit

16/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

Community control of Aboriginal health clinics to help close the gap

10/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free RATs for Western Australian households

9/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

New era for ambulance services to deliver contemporary care

9/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

Measured approach to scaling back WA hospital COVID processes

8/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New 30-bed modular hospital ward boosts capacity at Rockingham General Hospital

5/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

More than 15,000 nicotine vapes seized in compliance crackdown

4/08/2022

Sanderson

Health

New resources to support Western Australians in future health care decisions

2/08/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA’s Free Jab June and July program a success

1/08/2022

Sanderson; Ellery

Health; Education and Training

Increased RAT distribution for WA schools

31/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Sanderson; Buti

Premier; Lands; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus to be first of its kind

27/07/2022

Sanderson

Health

Investing in research to protect WA kids from harmful industries

15/07/2022

Sanderson

Health

Day hospice offers respite and care to patients with life-limiting illness

12/07/2022

Sanderson

Health

New recruitment drive to encourage midwives to return to hospitals

10/07/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

WA's first residential service for young people at risk of suicide

7/07/2022

Sanderson

Health

Eligibility expanded for winter COVID-19 booster

6/07/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask mandate removed for tour buses in boost for WA tourism

1/07/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

Alcohol. Think Again campaign empowers parents to keep under 18s alcohol free

30/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Free flu jab program extended to give more West Australians chance to get vaccinated

28/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Innovative modular hospital wards to boost WA’s hospital capacity

24/06/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

Mental health pilot to boost Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing

24/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Millions more free RATs for Western Australians at pop-up locations

23/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 testing clinic changes to reflect demand

23/06/2022

Dawson; Sanderson

Medical Research; Mental Health

Innovation investment to build resilient children and confident young people

20/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Sports program to support Aboriginal children’s mental health

15/06/2022

Sanderson; Papalia

Health; Police

Mental Health Co-response expanded into South-West

15/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask wearing mandate removed at airports in line with national advice

14/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

RPH’s new $10 million inpatient Mental Health Unit now open

10/06/2022

Ellery; Sanderson

Education and Training; Health

Toolkit and education campaign to stop young people vaping

2/06/2022

Buti; Sanderson

Aboriginal Affairs; Health

Remote Kimberley medical service receives $2 million boost

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More public health measures phased out following WA’s soft landing

29/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Panel appointed to help deliver new reproductive technology and surrogacy laws for Western Australians

29/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

‘Free Jab June’ for Western Australians in influenza vaccination blitz

26/05/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Innovation and ICT

New $10 million heliport for Royal Perth Hospital

26/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Major redevelopment of Bunbury Regional Hospital reaches important milestone

23/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Work starts on $9.5 million redevelopment at Kalamunda Hospital

20/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Influenza immunisation program expanded to protect more Western Australians this winter

19/05/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Community Services; Mental Health

New provider announced for former Esther Foundation facility

18/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Multi-agency response to support WA’s ambulance service

17/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Drive-through collection sites for free RATs for close contacts

16/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

First patients to be treated at redeveloped Newman Health Service

13/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Radiation oncology services in Albany to be provided by GenesisCare

12/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

McGowan Government State Budget delivers for Byford Health Hub

12/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Treasurer; Health; Mental Health

New record for health and mental health investment in 2022-23 State Budget

9/05/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

Record mental health investment prioritises WA infants, children and adolescents

9/05/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

$6.1 million boost to Preventing FASD Project to change lives for the better

9/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests for close contacts in regional WA

8/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Boost for WA’s world-leading COVID-19 response and recovery

6/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA reaches 80 per cent third dose vaccination milestone

5/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Health kick for community sporting clubs

4/05/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

Extra $49.4 million for major hospital upgrade in Geraldton

3/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

$1.6 billion in health infrastructure spending to deliver key projects

3/05/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

Health boost for regional and remote communities in State Budget

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New $252 million reform package to improve WA emergency care

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests available for close contacts

1/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

More elective surgery bookings resume at hospitals

28/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

Milestone reached in $61.4 million Newman Health Service redevelopment

26/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health measures to ease with WA’s soft landing secured

21/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More people eligible for vaccinations at pharmacies this flu season

13/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to ease from 12.01am tomorrow

12/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More babies to be birthed locally in Margaret River

12/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; MacTiernan

Premier; Health; Regional Development

Free RATs from WA regional community resource centres

9/04/2022

Sanderson; Whitby

Health; Environment

‘Taking it to the streets’ vaccination campaign for school holidays

8/04/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

WA Child Research Fund now open for applications to improve child and adolescent health

7/04/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Women's Interests

Esther Foundation referred to parliamentary committee

4/04/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health; Health

Sporting grants to create healthy communities

4/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Winter booster COVID-19 vaccine for higher risk groups

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More than $2.4 million in funding to continue to make smoking history

1/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

Kicking a goal for healthier sporting clubs

31/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Child health check clinics for children with COVID-19 needing face-to-face care

29/03/2022

Ellery; Sanderson

Education and Training; Health

Easing of public health measures in schools for Term 2

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More access to free RATs for WA regional and remote communities

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs to be distributed in the Pilbara

24/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Easing of public health measures from Thursday, March 31

24/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

$3.5 million to support the health of vulnerable children in WA

24/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

20 free RATs for every public healthcare worker in WA

22/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

$50,000 in healthy funding for Western Australian schools

21/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

Pre-Birth Planning Program keeping mums and babies together

21/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Short-stay elective surgeries to resume at private hospitals

18/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Western Australians at public pop-ups

17/03/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

New study to capture data on undetected COVID-19 in Perth

16/03/2022

Sanderson; Carey

Mental Health; Homelessness

Queens Park youth mental health, alcohol and other drug and homelessness service opens

15/03/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health

Mental health system overhaul to better care for our children and adolescents

15/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Next phase of McGowan Government’s free RAT program unveiled

14/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Increased ICU capacity for COVID-19 patients

11/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs delivered to the Kimberley