Pharmacists welcome WA’s next Premier

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) congratulates the Hon. Roger Cook MLA on his election as Premier of Western Australia.

PSA Western Australia President Lusi Sheehan MPS said: “The former Health Minister has been a great supporter of pharmacy over his years in the role.”

“As the then-Health Minister, Mr Cook expanded the scope of pharmacist-administered vaccinations, allowing us to protect more West Australians from preventable disease.

“Mr Cook also supported recommendations allowing pharmacists to provide more services to our patients.

“He served as the Health Minister during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, overseeing the health sector through a very difficult period and demonstrating the strength of his leadership.

“I look forward to seeing the new Premier continue to support pharmacists and our role in primary care as he takes on the leadership of our state.”

PSA Western Australia President-elect Kristian Ray MPS said: “The Premier’s history with the health sector will put him in good stead to support the health of all West Australians.”

“I look forward to working closely with the new Premier and his parliamentary team to ensure that pharmacists can do more for our patients, and that we can remain accessible healthcare hubs for our communities.


Text by: PSA