Media Statements

For Portfolio: Health

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Millions more free RATs for Western Australians at pop-up locations

23/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

COVID-19 testing clinic changes to reflect demand

20/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Sports program to support Aboriginal children’s mental health

15/06/2022

Sanderson; Papalia

Health; Police

Mental Health Co-response expanded into South-West

15/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask wearing mandate removed at airports in line with national advice

14/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

RPH’s new $10 million inpatient Mental Health Unit now open

10/06/2022

Ellery; Sanderson

Education and Training; Health

Toolkit and education campaign to stop young people vaping

2/06/2022

Buti; Sanderson

Aboriginal Affairs; Health

Remote Kimberley medical service receives $2 million boost

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

1/06/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More public health measures phased out following WA’s soft landing

29/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Panel appointed to help deliver new reproductive technology and surrogacy laws for Western Australians

29/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

‘Free Jab June’ for Western Australians in influenza vaccination blitz

26/05/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Innovation and ICT

New $10 million heliport for Royal Perth Hospital

26/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Major redevelopment of Bunbury Regional Hospital reaches important milestone

23/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Work starts on $9.5 million redevelopment at Kalamunda Hospital

20/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Influenza immunisation program expanded to protect more Western Australians this winter

18/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Multi-agency response to support WA’s ambulance service

17/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Drive-through collection sites for free RATs for close contacts

16/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

First patients to be treated at redeveloped Newman Health Service

13/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Radiation oncology services in Albany to be provided by GenesisCare

12/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

McGowan Government State Budget delivers for Byford Health Hub

12/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Treasurer; Health; Mental Health

New record for health and mental health investment in 2022-23 State Budget

9/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests for close contacts in regional WA

8/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Boost for WA’s world-leading COVID-19 response and recovery

6/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA reaches 80 per cent third dose vaccination milestone

5/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Health kick for community sporting clubs

4/05/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

Extra $49.4 million for major hospital upgrade in Geraldton

3/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

$1.6 billion in health infrastructure spending to deliver key projects

3/05/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

Health boost for regional and remote communities in State Budget

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New $252 million reform package to improve WA emergency care

2/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More free Rapid Antigen Tests available for close contacts

1/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

More elective surgery bookings resume at hospitals

28/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

Milestone reached in $61.4 million Newman Health Service redevelopment

26/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health measures to ease with WA’s soft landing secured

21/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More people eligible for vaccinations at pharmacies this flu season

13/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to ease from 12.01am tomorrow

12/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More babies to be birthed locally in Margaret River

12/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; MacTiernan

Premier; Health; Regional Development

Free RATs from WA regional community resource centres

9/04/2022

Sanderson; Whitby

Health; Environment

‘Taking it to the streets’ vaccination campaign for school holidays

8/04/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

WA Child Research Fund now open for applications to improve child and adolescent health

4/04/2022

Sanderson

Mental Health; Health

Sporting grants to create healthy communities

4/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Winter booster COVID-19 vaccine for higher risk groups

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More than $2.4 million in funding to continue to make smoking history

1/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

Kicking a goal for healthier sporting clubs

31/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Child health check clinics for children with COVID-19 needing face-to-face care

29/03/2022

Ellery; Sanderson

Education and Training; Health

Easing of public health measures in schools for Term 2

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More access to free RATs for WA regional and remote communities

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs to be distributed in the Pilbara

24/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Easing of public health measures from Thursday, March 31

24/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

$3.5 million to support the health of vulnerable children in WA

24/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

20 free RATs for every public healthcare worker in WA

22/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

$50,000 in healthy funding for Western Australian schools

21/03/2022

McGurk; Sanderson

Child Protection; Health

Pre-Birth Planning Program keeping mums and babies together

21/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Short-stay elective surgeries to resume at private hospitals

18/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Free Rapid Antigen Tests for Western Australians at public pop-ups

17/03/2022

Sanderson; Dawson

Health; Medical Research

New study to capture data on undetected COVID-19 in Perth

15/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Next phase of McGowan Government’s free RAT program unveiled

14/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Increased ICU capacity for COVID-19 patients

11/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs delivered to the Kimberley

9/03/2022

Sanderson; Ellery; McGurk

Health; Education and Training; Community Services

Very high caseload settings introduced for Western Australia

8/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New collection site for WA’s free Rapid Antigen Test Program

4/03/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

WA’s first mental health transitional care unit to open in St James

1/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Main works tender awarded for Collie Health Service’s $14.7 million redevelopment

28/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Level 2 public health measures to keep WA safe as border opens

27/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

More than five million Rapid Antigen Tests for Western Australians

25/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to be expanded State-wide

21/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Critical worker furloughing registration system available now

18/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Public health and social measures to keep WA safe

18/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA’s Safe Transition Plan and full border opening from March 3

18/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Children’s Hospice donation step closer to major fundraising milestone

18/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Innovative Aboriginal led service helping older hospital patients return to their communities

17/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Streamlined visiting hours at public hospitals to keep patients safe

17/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

New boost to specialist midwifery and obstetrics support in regional WA

14/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Elective surgery bookings to continue for another two weeks

12/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

New campaign to support mental health of Western Australians

12/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

New paramedic support for Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek

11/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO commences

9/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

RATs for domestic and international arrivals under new protocols

7/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mandatory registration of positive results on Rapid Antigen Tests

7/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

WA begins next phase of pandemic, new protocols to commence

7/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Rapid Antigen Tests at Perth and South West hospital EDs for screening

3/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Third dose vaccination now recommended for 16 and 17-year-olds

2/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Third dose vaccination blitz to keep Western Australians safe

1/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Healthway grants to keep our kids active

28/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

COVID Care at Home for Western Australians who need it

28/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Very high caseload environment critical worker definition and protocols

28/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

High COVID caseload settings under WA’s Updated Transition Plan

27/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Masks mandatory in Wheatbelt and Great Southern from 6pm tonight

24/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New Vaccine Commander appointed to lead COVID-19 fight

20/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Full border opening delayed as part of updated transition plan

19/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Kids’ vaccination blitz ahead of schools returning for 2022

18/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Independent review of governance of the WA health system announced

17/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask mandate introduced for South-West region from 6pm tonight

16/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Masks required indoors in Perth and Peel from 6pm tonight

16/01/2022

Sanderson

Health

Site confirmed as design starts on new women and babies hospital

13/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

New quarantine arrangements under WA’s controlled border

13/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Proof of vaccination to be expanded State-wide from January 31

12/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Northern Territory to move to ‘extreme risk’ under WA’s controlled border

11/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe