Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

11/02/2020

Cook; Kelly

Health; Innovation and ICT

Plans to turn WA life sciences industry into world leader to create local jobs

11/02/2020

Cook; Murray

Health; Sport and Recreation

Cash grants help local sporting clubs kick health goals

10/02/2020

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Government moves to introduce Bill for safe access zones in Western Australia

4/02/2020

Cook

Health

Western Australia’s new cancer plan raises the bar

3/02/2020

Cook

Health

Fiona Stanley Hospital - the first five years

30/01/2020

Cook; Templeman

Health; Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

$1.6 million in funding towards mentally healthy arts programs

29/01/2020

Cook

Health

Tender to redevelop Newman hospital released

10/01/2020

Cook

Health

Innovative health service keeps kicking goals

9/01/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment underway

9/01/2020

Cook

Health

More mental health, alcohol and drug support for the Mid-West

9/01/2020

Cook

Health

New funding to progress Yanchep health centre

27/12/2019

Cook

Health

Architect appointed for Collie Hospital stage two redevelopment

24/12/2019

Cook

Premier

Nation’s second waste-to-energy plant to be built in WA

23/12/2019

Cook

Premier

State approval for billion-dollar Western Turner Syncline iron ore project creates more than 1,000 jobs

23/12/2019

Logan; Cook

Emergency Services; Environment

Records broken with official bushfire season only just underway

19/12/2019

Cook

Health

Improved performance reporting increases hospital transparency

19/12/2019

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie Health Campus gets 24/7 security

14/12/2019

Cook

Health

Major funding boost to expand Joondalup Health Campus

13/12/2019

Cook

Health

Board members sought for PathWest and Health Support Services

13/12/2019

Cook

Health

New Albany radiation oncology service on track

12/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Site works begin for new Goldfields mental health service

10/12/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Parliament passes historic voluntary assisted dying laws for WA

5/12/2019

Cook

Health

Don’t leave home without your measles shot

2/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Western Australia’s first Recovery College a true collaboration

1/12/2019

Cook

Health

Going somewhere? Don’t bring HIV home from your holiday…

29/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Advisory Council appointed

28/11/2019

Cook

Health

New hope for dialysis patients as world-first trial tracks breakthrough in infection testing

26/11/2019

Cook

Health

Plan to make WA the nation’s healthy weight capital

19/11/2019

Cook

Health

New amendments to Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tabled in the Upper House

19/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Outstanding Western Australians awarded for work in mental health

15/11/2019

Cook

Health

Tender to build Carnarvon aged and palliative care centre released

12/11/2019

Cook

Health

Cutting red tape to help patients access medicinal cannabis

7/11/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Mental health named as opener this cricket season

7/11/2019

Cook

Health

Country Ambulance Strategy provides ambitious blueprint for future services

5/11/2019

Cook

Health

Researcher in bid to blow rogue cancer’s cover

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Merredin Health Service and Mukinbudin Health Centre officially opened

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Newman Health Campus redevelopment a step closer

30/10/2019

Cook

Health

Western Australians benefit from easier access to pathology results

29/10/2019

Cook

Health

Increased funding to stop hospital violence and aggression

28/10/2019

Cook; Murray; Saffioti

Health; Seniors and Ageing; Planning

New policy to cut red tape and improve aged care planning

25/10/2019

Cook

Health

Groundbreaking study to detect brain defects in babies

24/10/2019

Cook

Health

WA patients set to benefit from new medical imaging system

19/10/2019

Cook

Health

Government grant to support SunSmart message with Surf Life Saving WA

16/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Mental Health Emergency Centre opened at RPH

15/10/2019

Cook

Health

Remembering little lives lost and protecting their memories

10/10/2019

Cook

Health

Goldfields to receive significant boost to palliative care services

10/10/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Massive boost for palliative care services across Western Australia

10/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Finalists announced for Western Australian Mental Health Awards

9/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Public comment sought on draft action plan to help prevent suicide

8/10/2019

Cook

Health

Jandakot Airport upgrades open new pathways to the sky

7/10/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Supporting mental health where we live, learn, work and play

7/10/2019

Cook

Health

Narrogin Health Service officially opened

3/10/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Women's Interests

Family birthing centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital open

2/10/2019

Cook

Health

Health system delivers Digital Strategy to improve patient care

2/10/2019

Cook

Health

Sustainable Health Review Oversight Committee to help future-proof healthcare

1/10/2019

Cook

Health

Latest innovation in country healthcare announced

30/09/2019

Cook

Health

Partnership to drive healthier basketball culture

27/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Maintenance jobs blitz delivers improvement works for Albany Health Campus

26/09/2019

Cook

Health

New era for health research and innovation funding

25/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Legislative Assembly votes in favour of Voluntary Assisted Dying

24/09/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Grant to develop and pilot mental health and arts program in the Kimberley

24/09/2019

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Priority hospital maintenance blitz to help stimulate local economy

18/09/2019

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

State Government grants promoting sport for all

14/09/2019

Cook

Health

Public hospitals welcome privately practicing midwives

12/09/2019

Cook

Health

WA setting world benchmark in cancer survival

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Deputy Premier

Largest of its kind lithium hydroxide plant launched in Kwinana

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

GP urgent care arrives to give patients more choice

2/09/2019

Cook; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Women's Interests

Policy to deliver healthy outcomes for WA women and girls

30/08/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

New health strategy to break down barriers for LGBTI Western Australians