Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

19/08/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Health care options to be expanded through GP Urgent Care Clinics

11/08/2019

Cook

Health

Action to reduce violence and aggression in WA hospitals

6/08/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Landmark voluntary assisted dying legislation to be introduced

2/08/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Peel Health Campus transformation plans revealed

1/08/2019

Cook

Health

WA pharmacists able to administer greater range of vaccines

31/07/2019

Cook

Health

Minister officially opens new Onslow Health Service

29/07/2019

Cook

Health

Western Australian organ donors urged to find a ‘plus one’

29/07/2019

Cook

Health

Have your say to help guide future cancer services in WA

22/07/2019

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

No Jab, No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

Funding secures future for Doors Wide Open

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$11.8 million funding boost for Bunbury Hospital redevelopment

11/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Osborne Park Hospital’s $24.9 million expansion progresses

10/07/2019

Cook

Health

Your Voice in Health staff survey finds engaged and dedicated workers

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

New remote clinic is helping Wangkatjungka community

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government bolsters Kimberley renal dialysis services

3/07/2019

Cook

Health

Sexual health resources tackle rising infection rates

27/06/2019

Cook

Health

Report paves the way for voluntary assisted dying bill

22/06/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Regional football round raises mental health awareness

21/06/2019

Cook

Health

Summit to crack down on violence against health staff

11/06/2019

Cook

Health

Recruitment of clinical staff in the North-West goes digital

10/06/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth Children’s Hospital celebrates its first birthday

10/06/2019

Cook

Health

New policy to help improve the health of men and boys

5/06/2019

Quigley; Cook

Attorney General; Health

New CT scanner will help find answers in cases of unexpected death

24/05/2019

Cook

Health

Junior football partnership to tackle unhealthy eating

24/05/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Update to the Plan for Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug services

22/05/2019

Cook

Health

Health Service Board chairpersons reappointed

22/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Deputy Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government releases preliminary response to Aboriginal youth suicide reports

21/05/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New Family Birthing Centre set to deliver for mums to be

21/05/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government funds the Collie Hospital redevelopment

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Gascoyne residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Pilbara residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

17/05/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Royal Perth and Bentley hospitals raise the flag for the LGBTI community

16/05/2019

Cook; Johnston

Mental Health; Mines and Petroleum

Improving mental health at work for Western Australians

12/05/2019

Cook

Health

Kimberley after-hours nurse manager wins 2019 Nurse of the Year

9/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government invests in vital youth services in the Kimberley

9/05/2019

Cook

Health

Patients put first through sustainable health growth and investment

9/05/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Budget boosts mental health investment to record levels

9/05/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Medical research and innovation receives major funding boost

9/05/2019

Cook

Health

Palliative care package to support sickest Western Australians

7/05/2019

Cook

Mental Health

More funding for drug and alcohol rehab options in the South-West

7/05/2019

McGowan; Cook; Roberts

Premier; Health; Mental Health; Police

McGowan Government takes action on methamphetamine issues

1/05/2019

Cook; Tinley

Mental Health; Youth

Youth Focus celebrates 25 years of supporting WA’s young people

30/04/2019

Cook

Health

Influenza warning for parents of pre-schoolers

26/04/2019

Cook

Health

Public input urged on voluntary assisted dying legislation

26/04/2019

Cook; MacTiernan

Mental Health; Regional Development

Funding to keep Doors Wide Open

26/04/2019

Cook

Health

More public consultation announced on voluntary assisted dying

23/04/2019

Cook

Health

New council to steer health services on precision path

18/04/2019

Cook

Health

Medical intern program available at St John of God Health Care

17/04/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Safe access zones around sexual health clinics in Western Australia move a step closer

16/04/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government invests in renal dialysis facilities in Newman

16/04/2019

Cook

Health

$13.8 million to improve primary and acute health care in the Pilbara

12/04/2019

Wyatt; Cook

Lands; Health

New land release at Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct as centre of excellence takes shape

12/04/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Goldfields mental health service to open next year

12/04/2019

Cook

Health

MRI for Kalgoorlie Health Campus

11/04/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

$22.2 million funding boost for more mental health beds and support

10/04/2019

Cook

Health

State Government welcomes aged care funding boost

10/04/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Sustainable Health Review provides ambitious blueprint for the future of health care in Western Australia

8/04/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Mental Health Commissioner to stand down

8/04/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$22.7 million funding boost for RPH to help State’s sickest patients

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Have your say on Western Australia’s voluntary assisted dying legislation

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Voluntary assisted dying - Have your say on WA’s legislation

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Have your say on WA’s voluntary assisted dying legislation

1/04/2019

Cook

Health

New dental clinic opens at Fremantle Hospital

31/03/2019

Cook

Health

Inquiry into the impact of climate change on health in WA

30/03/2019

Cook

Health

WA butts out smoking according to National Health Survey

26/03/2019

Cook

Health

Free measles vaccinations for adults

24/03/2019

Cook

Health

New stroke service for Perth’s northern suburbs

23/03/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Boost for mental health services at Kalgoorlie Health Campus

21/03/2019

Cook

Health

Review urges change to reproductive technology and surrogacy laws

19/03/2019

Cook

Health

Western Australians urged to comment on voluntary assisted dying

18/03/2019

Cook

Health

Health funding boost for WA under a Shorten Labor Government

15/03/2019

Cook

Health

Tougher tobacco laws to further protect WA community health

12/03/2019

Cook

Health

Funding for lifesaving new cancer service in the Great Southern

9/03/2019

Cook

Health

Finalists announced for 2019 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

9/03/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Have your say on the future of women’s health in WA

8/03/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Support for safe access zones around abortion clinics

8/03/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Consultation on mental health clinical governance

28/02/2019

Cook

Health

New clinics set to benefit rare disease patients

26/02/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Public urged to comment on future planning for mental health and alcohol and other drug services

23/02/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$6.5 million to launch Royal Flying Doctor jets into the skies

21/02/2019

Cook

Health

Brand new health clinic now open in remote Kimberley community

19/02/2019

Cook

Health

Smooth transition to new emergency department at Northam

15/02/2019

Cook; Murray

Health; Mental Health; Sport and Recreation

Country football clubs funding boost to improve mental health

13/02/2019

Cook

Health

No-shows at outpatient appointments strike a costly blow to public health

6/02/2019

Cook

Health

Plastic surgery now available at Rockingham General Hospital

30/01/2019

Cook

Health

Surgeons think outside the box to save lives

11/01/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health service in the South-West a step closer

9/01/2019

Cook

Fisheries

More than 3,000 Western Australian surfers and divers boost their personal protection

3/01/2019

Cook

Premier

Work to begin on Albemarle lithium hydroxide processing plant at Kemerton

3/01/2019

MacTiernan; McGurk; Cook

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Funding to protect and restore State’s natural assets

2/01/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Improving mental health and wellbeing for Western Australians

23/12/2018

Cook

Fisheries

500 more personal shark deterrent devices for surfers and divers available

19/12/2018

Cook

Health

Festival focus for sexual health campaign

18/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Site announced for new Geraldton community mental health service

14/12/2018

Cook; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Introduction of No Jab No Play a step closer for WA children

13/12/2018

Cook

Health

Annual survey for WA health system staff

9/12/2018

Cook

Health

Funding research projects to support safer school and online communities

6/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Extra drug and alcohol rehab beds to open in the South-West

5/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Report calls for action to improve mental health and wellbeing in FIFO workers

4/12/2018

Cook

Health

Football West and Healthway partnership fosters healthy club culture