Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/10/2020

Cook

Health

New ambulance contract provides continuity and confidence

30/09/2020

Cook

Health

$8.5 million committed to identify new HR system for the WA health system

26/09/2020

Cook

Health

Tobacco legislation review

24/09/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Mental Health Commissioner appointed for the future

20/09/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Broome eye clinic to deliver brighter outlook for the Kimberley

19/09/2020

Cook

Health

Health promotion scholarships propelling career pathways

18/09/2020

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Health; Local Government; Culture and the Arts

COVID Event Guidelines and Plans to enable for more events in WA

18/09/2020

Cook

Health

New program to test wastewater for COVID-19

17/09/2020

Cook

Health

COVID focus for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund grant

16/09/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

COVID clinic in Kununurra to further protect WA border

15/09/2020

Cook

Mental Health

State-wide Recovery College to enhance wellbeing

11/09/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology service forward works tender

11/09/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New COVID-19 testing for border workers and hotel quarantine staff

28/08/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Business boost with push for PPE manufacturing in WA

26/08/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Women's Interests

COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting women in Perth’s south-east

21/08/2020

Cook; Templeman

Health; Sport and Recreation

Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

20/08/2020

Cook

Health

$16.3 million in State funding to enhance end of life supports

20/08/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Suicide prevention support for the building and construction industry

19/08/2020

Cook

Health

More newborns to be welcomed locally with new Midwifery Group Practices established in the South-West

18/08/2020

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Health; Agriculture and Food

Cautious approach to Phase 5 and the 2020 Perth Royal Show

15/08/2020

Cook

Health

Murdoch medihotel development planned to open early 2023

14/08/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australian nurses offer helping hand to Victoria

13/08/2020

Cook

Health

Funding to enhance palliative care services at Kalamunda Hospital

11/08/2020

Cook

Health

Powerhouse partnership to improve childhood lung health

8/08/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Review into mental health services for children and adolescents

7/08/2020

Cook

Health

Funding boost for Electronic Medical Record System

7/08/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia set to welcome first children’s hospice

6/08/2020

Cook; McGurk

Mental Health; Community Safety

Mobile mental health service to deliver co-ordinated care

5/08/2020

Cook

Health

WA Recovery: significant health investment for the South-West

4/08/2020

Cook

Health

State-of-the-art Northam Health Service officially opened following $42 million redevelopment

3/08/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Lands

New high support accommodation centre for Shenton Park

2/08/2020

Cook; Ellery

Health; Education and Training

First round of swab testing in schools detects no COVID-19

31/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New home for southern suburbs residential mental health service

31/07/2020

Cook

Health

Portable isolation rooms to further protect country residents

29/07/2020

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie Health Campus moves forward with MRI technology

29/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Goldfields community mental health service on track for completion

29/07/2020

Cook

Health

New Kalgoorlie Renal Hostel reaches final stage

23/07/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs

New suicide prevention projects to help reduce risk

23/07/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$10 million to support manufacture of WA-made PPE

18/07/2020

Cook

Health

Work starts on Joondalup Health Campus expansion

18/07/2020

Cook

Health

Charlies’ emergency department set to undergo $19 million upgrade

17/07/2020

Cook

Health

Additional border controls in response to eastern states COVID-19 concerns

17/07/2020

Cook

Health

New pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages

16/07/2020

Cook

Health

WA call to support pregnancy warning label on alcohol standard

15/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Mental Health Emergency Telehealth Service sees country patients avoid transfer

13/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New emergency mental health service to better support children and young people

9/07/2020

Cook

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