Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

9/07/2020

Cook

Acting Premier

Tougher regime on Victorian arrivals into WA

9/07/2020

Saffioti; Cook

Planning; Health

Job-creating aged care precinct gets green light in northern suburbs

7/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health

7/07/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

$20 million funding to create specialist mental health hub

3/07/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australia paving the way in kids COVID-19 research

2/07/2020

Cook

Health

Survey finds health workers positive and committed to patient care

1/07/2020

Cook; Kelly

Health; Youth

Building healthier communities in the Gascoyne and Murchison regions

1/07/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

McGowan Government invests $36 million for elective surgery blitz

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Contract awarded for redevelopment of Newman Health Service

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA to provide assistance to Victoria’s COVID-19 response

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

Modern aged and palliative care facility on track for Carnarvon

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

RPH cardiology patients set to benefit from innovative new system

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

Report to help lift health and wellbeing of West Aussies

24/06/2020

Cook; Johnston

Health; Industrial Relations

COVID-19 Response Bill to support health care workers

23/06/2020

Dawson; Cook

Disability Services; Health

$10 million to support independent living

22/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA ready for the next phase of the COVID-19 roadmap

20/06/2020

Cook

Health

$9.3 million awarded in State research infrastructure funding

19/06/2020

Cook

Health

Peel Health Campus redevelopment proposal received

18/06/2020

Cook; Murray

Health; Sport and Recreation

Healthway partnership to support healthy active communities in the Kimberley

18/06/2020

Cook

Health

Picture of wellness captured in DETECT Snapshot

17/06/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New advisory body to strengthen relationship with community services sector

17/06/2020

Cook; Murray

Health; Sport and Recreation

Small grants making a positive impact in sport clubs across the State

15/06/2020

Cook

Health

Public hospital elective surgery back at full capacity

10/06/2020

Cook; Wyatt; Kelly

Health; Treasurer; Science

$5m for Western Australia to lead ground-breaking COVID-19 research

9/06/2020

Cook

Mental Health

$56 million investment to provide mental health, alcohol and other drug support to at-risk and vulnerable groups

5/06/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 response further boosted by latest PPE delivery

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Geraldton health and mental health facilities moving forward

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley to reopen to the rest of Western Australia

3/06/2020

Cook

Health

Peel Health Campus upgrades to get under way

2/06/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australia expands asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

1/06/2020

Cook

Health

State-of-the-art operating theatres open at Northam Health Campus

31/05/2020

Cook

Health

Next step needed to protect children from tobacco harm

29/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

29/05/2020

Cook

Health

Visitor restrictions eased at WA hospitals

28/05/2020

Cook

Health

WA hospitals ramping up elective surgery

27/05/2020

Cook

Health

DETECT Snapshot testing to begin

27/05/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Remote Aboriginal community digitally connected to metro medical experts

25/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Regional travel restrictions to be lifted as part of WA roadmap

25/05/2020

Cook

Health

$2.9m to boost local researchers’ quest for COVID-19 answers

21/05/2020

Cook

Health

Funding breakthrough for WA health and medical research

21/05/2020

Cook

Health

Tender released to build MRI suite at Kalgoorlie Health Campus

20/05/2020

Cook

Health

New isolation room and fast track area at Charlies’ Emergency Department

15/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Increase in elective surgery for Western Australians

15/05/2020

Cook

Health

Report sounds alarm on the cost of obesity in WA

13/05/2020

Cook

Health

Drive-through influenza vaccine clinic for over 65s

12/05/2020

Cook

Health

Information and support line to enhance end-of-life support

11/05/2020

Cook; Papalia

Health; Small Business

COVID Safety Plans key to reopening WA businesses

10/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

The WA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

9/05/2020

Cook

Health

Coming together to make COVID-19 research a priority

6/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Research expanded to FIFO workers to track possible COVID-19

2/05/2020

Cook

Health

McGowan Government secures WA made-face shields for COVID fight

2/05/2020

Cook

Health

WA records lowest flu numbers in history

1/05/2020

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

Research study to track impact of COVID-19 in schools

1/05/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australians urged to stay healthy and see their GP

1/05/2020

Cook

Health

WA researcher in bid to get jump on heart attacks

30/04/2020

Cook

Health

Four more collection centres for COVID-19 testing to be established

27/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Protect yourself and others from influenza by getting vaccinated

26/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Cautious easing of restrictions thanks to WA’s COVID-19 progress

25/04/2020

Cook

Health

TeleChemotherapy comes to Narrogin and Broome

24/04/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Encouraging positive choices during COVID-19

23/04/2020

Cook

Health

Local company to bolster hand sanitiser supply

22/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Elective surgery to resume in Western Australia

21/04/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

New rapid COVID-19 test available for regional communities

19/04/2020

Cook

Health

WA launches new plan for 600+ ventilated beds

16/04/2020

Cook

Health

Expanded testing programme for COVID-19

9/04/2020

Cook

Mental Health

More support for Western Australians' wellbeing during COVID-19

9/04/2020

Cook

Health

Murdoch medihotel development planned to open in 2022

8/04/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 testing criteria further expanded in Western Australia

6/04/2020

Cook

Health

Second regional COVID clinic joins fight against coronavirus

1/04/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 testing criteria to be expanded in WA

31/03/2020

Cook

Health

WA boosting health system capacity for COVID-19 critical care

31/03/2020

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New laws to allow doctors to trial new and emerging treatments for COVID-19

27/03/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 testing criteria expanded in WA

26/03/2020

Cook

Health

$3 million to provide opportunities for local COVID-19 research

23/03/2020

Cook

Health

New COVID clinics open to join coronavirus fight

21/03/2020

Cook

Health

Elective surgery to be scaled back to prepare for COVID-19

20/03/2020

Wyatt; Cook

Aboriginal Affairs; Health; Mental Health

$266 million package to support Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing

20/03/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government releases commitment to Aboriginal youth wellbeing

19/03/2020

Cook

Health

Early influenza shots for over 65s

19/03/2020

Cook

Health

Dedicated pathway for WA Health staff needing to be tested for coronavirus

18/03/2020

Cook

Health

First regional COVID clinic established at Bunbury Health Campus

17/03/2020

Cook

Health

New drive to boost medical workforce

14/03/2020

Cook

Health

Finalists announced for 2020 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

13/03/2020

Cook

Health

New report reveals WA cancer death rate at all-time low

12/03/2020

Cook

Health

Negative COVID-19 results to be sent via SMS

11/03/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 precaution postpones works at Peel Health Campus

11/03/2020

Cook

Health

PathWest boosts COVID-19 capability

11/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated WA Government Pandemic Plan released in response to COVID-19

10/03/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Providing a Safe Haven for people with mental health issues

10/03/2020

Cook

Health

Board chairs announced for newly established PathWest and Health Support Services Boards

9/03/2020

Cook

Health

WA COVID clinics to help combat coronavirus community spread

9/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Privatised services at Fiona Stanley Hospital back in public hands

6/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government delivers new South West mental health service

4/03/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Review of the Clinical Governance of Public Mental Health Services in WA released

4/03/2020

Cook

Health

New service to support information sharing in donor conception

3/03/2020

Cook

Health

WA patients to benefit from medical research boost

24/02/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Specialist care closer to home for Great Southern patients

21/02/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment: new milestones reached

19/02/2020

Cook

Health

Construction starts on the expansion of Osborne Park Hospital

16/02/2020

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Transport

Kids Bridge connects sick children with nature