Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

4/12/2020

Cook

Health

New health and climate change framework for WA

3/12/2020

Cook

Health

Major new emergency department upgrade for Armadale Hospital adds to extensive investment in hospitals

2/12/2020

Cook

Health

Healthy Venues Grants available for WA sport and recreation centres

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Places of worship to operate at a greater capacity under health advice

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Careful and cautious step for Victoria and New South Wales arrivals

29/11/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

McGowan Labor Government’s new future for Peel Health Campus

25/11/2020

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Maintaining contact registers, a requirement to keep WA safe

24/11/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

St John of God Midland Public Hospital celebrates fifth birthday

23/11/2020

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus Development enters new design phase

20/11/2020

Cook

Health

Enhanced regular testing to keep high risk hotel quarantine staff safe

16/11/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Additional stricter controls for SA arrivals to keep WA safe

13/11/2020

Cook

Health

New South Metropolitan Health Service Board Chair and members announced

12/11/2020

Cook

Health

Country health command centre marks its first year

11/11/2020

Cook

Health

Wastewater testing underway to boost COVID-19 surveillance

10/11/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology groundwork to commence next month

7/11/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Cook

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Health

Diwali lights up WA with message of hope

3/11/2020

Cook

Health

WA in bid to reduce burden of stillbirth

31/10/2020

Cook; Logan

Health; Emergency Services

Emergency WA platform customised for COVID-19 alerts

30/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Health-based cautious transition to WA’s controlled interstate border

29/10/2020

Cook

Health

State funds pilot of new COVID screening test

29/10/2020

Cook

Health

Goldfields breast cancer support increased

28/10/2020

Cook

Health

COVID-19 wastewater testing program on track

28/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Supporting the workforce to build capacity in mental health, alcohol and other drugs

24/10/2020

Cook

Health

New campaign to prevent alcohol-related cancer

23/10/2020

Cook

Health

Country Ambulance Strategy underway: $9.2 million for high priority recommendations

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

New milestones for Future Health Research and Innovation Fund

22/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Drug Intervention Centre moving forward

22/10/2020

Cook

Health

Child health study with Telethon Trust

21/10/2020

Kelly; Cook

Water; Health

$1.2 million support package to benefit Western Australians with incontinence

19/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

15/10/2020

Cook

Health

Dynamic innovation hub for medical research

14/10/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

New legislation to ensure Safe Access Zones for women

11/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Budget boost to continue WA’s COVID-19 response

10/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Western Australians encouraged to strengthen mental health through community

9/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health services one step closer to opening

8/10/2020

Cook

Health

$9.6 billion health investment for Western Australians

8/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Mental health, alcohol and drug services State Budget funding boost

7/10/2020

Cook

Health

Two new breast cancer clinics to provide better access and care

7/10/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology service one step closer as request for tenders close

6/10/2020

Cook

Health

WA medical pioneer dies

5/10/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Tenders to construct iconic rainbow Kids Bridge now open

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