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Gift of the Givers donations received with gratitude at WC health facilities

12 January 2021

Western Cape Government Health would like to thank Gift of the Givers for their generous donation of medical equipment, including CPAP machines, to several of our facilities in the Overberg and Garden Route.

We receive these donations with gratitude and will make use of the equipment in line with skills and infrastructure capacity to the benefit of our COVID-19 patients. Preliminary information suggests that the Garden Route has passed its peak and is on sustained decline, whereas the Overberg is still seeing an increase in some subdistricts.

“The Garden Route has been under significant pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been regarded as a hotspot during both the first and second waves. The high number of infections in our area has placed considerable strain on our resources and hence donations of PPE and medical equipment has had a significant positive impact on our ability to continue to provide services to our people and to combat the persistent COVID-19 infection surge in our area. We are therefore exceptionally grateful to our partners for their beneficence and take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gift of the Givers for their phenomenal support and sponsorship of PPE, equipment and consumables. We remain eternally grateful and salute your commitment to provide much need resources to our Department and the communities we serve,” says Mr Zee Brickles, Western Cape Government Health District Manager for the Garden Route and Central Karoo.

Western Cape Government Health urges residents to do everything they can to keep themselves and our healthcare workers safe, including always wearing a mask when they leave their home, maintaining a distance of 1,5 m from others, avoiding social gatherings, and staying home if they feel sick.

Media Enquiries: 

Maret Lesch

Western Cape Government Health Communications

Cell: 063 628 9233