Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Roger Cook MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Incident Controller to step down after successful COVID-19 response

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations at Joondalup

13/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Pre-lockdown life to resume in full from 12.01am this Saturday

13/05/2021

Punch; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Science

Funding to boost WA medical technology and pharmaceutical manufacturers and create new jobs

12/05/2021

Cook

Health

Child and Adolescent Health Service Chair resigns

11/05/2021

Ellery; Cook

Education and Training; Health

New health and pathology course to help with COVID-19 response

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Accolades to honour pillars of nursing and midwifery

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Newman Health Service redevelopment one step closer

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Additional wastewater testing in response to recent community cases in Perth and new online dashboard launched

6/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Restrictions set to significantly ease from 12.01am Saturday, May 8

5/05/2021

Cook

Health

RPH beds open in promised 117-bed expansion in hospitals

3/05/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Fifties and over can now roll up for COVID vaccinations

29/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further from 12.01am Saturday

28/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination campaign ‘Roll up for WA’ launches

26/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel post-lockdown transition starts midnight tonight

23/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel to enter lockdown from 12.01am Saturday

21/04/2021

Cook

Health

Successful tender announced for lifesaving Albany radiation oncology service

19/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

COVID-19 vaccination to be mandatory for hotel quarantine system

19/04/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Sanderson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Iconic Perth Kids’ Bridge taking shape over Winthrop Avenue

14/04/2021

Cook

Health

Proof of concept to identify new HR system for WA Health

14/04/2021

Cook

Health

Important staffing boost for WA hospitals

13/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Science

Applications open for 20th Premier’s Science Awards

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Independent review strengthens hotel quarantine regime

9/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong COVID-19 position allows for more positive changes

6/04/2021

Cook

Health

Queensland to transition to 'low risk' under border controls

29/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA introduces hard border with Queensland immediately

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA border controls strengthened as QLD risk rating elevated

27/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Updated public health alert for Queensland

26/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Public health alert for Queensland arrivals into WA since March 20

5/03/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA’s strong progress enables further easing of restrictions

26/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Government partners with Rio Tinto to build new Tom Price hospital

17/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria set to move to 'low risk' from Saturday, February 20

12/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Return to pre-lockdown life from 12.01am Sunday, February 14

4/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post lockdown plan to come into effect 6pm, Friday, February 5

1/02/2021

Cook

Health

Milestone achieved in contract negotiations for Joondalup Health Campus

1/02/2021

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

31/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia enters five-day lockdown from 6pm tonight

30/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Queensland and Victoria to transition to ‘very low risk’ category

30/01/2021

Kelly; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Health

WA Government invests $150,000 to manufacture rapid virus testing technology locally

29/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Chair appointed to lead taskforce into public mental health services for children and adolescents

29/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Mandatory contact registers expanded to keep WA safe

28/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

New initiatives to deliver greater support for people entering hospitals and returning to the community

22/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

QLD and NSW to transition to ‘low risk’ under border controls

22/01/2021

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Former Health Minister and Attorney General to head new Graylands Hospital taskforce

22/01/2021

Cook

Health

Latest wastewater testing results across Perth and regional WA show no unexpected detection of COVID-19

21/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Two Safe Havens opening to support people with mental health challenges in a first for WA

20/01/2021

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus ECI tender awarded to Multiplex

19/01/2021

Cook

Health

Armadale Hospital emergency department upgrade starts in latest expansion for WA public hospitals

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe approach for Victoria under WA’s border controls

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Goldfields mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

14/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Construction of rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge now underway

13/01/2021

Cook

Health

Refurbishments on track for Midland Intervention Centre

12/01/2021

Cook

Health

New campaign highlights risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy

12/01/2021

Cook

Health

Peel Health Campus gets new upgrade to emergency department

11/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Mid-West mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

31/12/2020

Cook

Premier; Health

WA hard border returns with Victoria from tonight

30/12/2020

Cook

Health

Baby joy for expectant mums in hospital milestone

29/12/2020

Cook

Premier; Health

Specific powers to bolster State hotel quarantine facilities

24/12/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Community residential services on their way for mental health

23/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Murray

Health; Planning; Seniors and Ageing

McGowan Government cuts red tape, making aged care more available

22/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safer travel from SA as it transitions to ‘very low risk’ category

22/12/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Chief Mental Health Advocate for Western Australia appointed

17/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Local builder Civmec to construct rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge

16/12/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Taking action on mental health to support young people

14/12/2020

Cook

Health

Innovative $22 million HIVE remote monitoring of patients begins

14/12/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Children’s mental health review to drive future focus

7/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Latest health advice allows for more safe travel from VIC and NSW

6/12/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Surplus delivers a fully funded new Women and Babies Hospital

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