News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

One victim is too many. protect our women and children

26 November 2020

Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women and children. For the period September 2019 - September 2020, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has seen 66 confirmed and another 146... Read More

Cape Metro COVID-19 update – 26 November

26 November 2020

Marked increases of 73% in new COVID-19 cases and 28% in new COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days paints a clear picture why the Cape Metropole has been deemed as having established resurgence. Read More

Overberg COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Overberg has seen a 67% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

West Coast COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

While a 16% increase in new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days in the West Coast indicates a low overall increase across the district, there are areas of concern which are being monitored such as the Cederberg (175%), Saldanha Bay (47%) and... Read More

Garden Route COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Garden Route has seen a 117% increase in new COVID-19 cases and 96% increase in deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Cape Winelands COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Cape Winelands has seen an 80% increase in new COVID-19 cases, and we urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

Central Karoo COVID-19 update – 25 November

25 November 2020

Over the past 7 days the Central Karoo has seen a 112% increase in new COVID-19 cases, 10 new hospitalisations and 3 deaths over the last seven days and urge the residents to remain cautious and vigilant. Read More

A wise man knows his health status

19 November 2020

November is Prostate and Testicular Awareness Month and on 19 November International Men’s Day is commemorated. Read More

Do you know the importance of completing your antibiotics course?

17 November 2020

People all over the world are becoming resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines. This is mostly a result of taking the medication in ways which aren’t recommended. Read More

Newborns intensive care units celebrate daily miracles this preemie day

17 November 2020

Staff members at Groote Schuur and Mowbray Maternity Hospitals’ Neonatal Units have geared up for a day of fun and festivities as the hospitals joined the global celebrations for World Prematurity Day. Read More

Pull out the purple during world prematurity awareness month

16 November 2020

In support of World Prematurity Awareness Month in November, neonatal wards at Tygerberg Hospital will be draped in purple for premature babies (preemies). Read More

Forensic nurses’ week – honouring the unsung heroes who serve with compassion

12 November 2020

In celebration of Forensic Nurses Week (9 – 13 November), we honour the dedicated and committed Forensic Nurses who go above and beyond to serve patients and communities daily. No community is immune to violence and trauma, brutal incidents occur on... Read More

Pneumonia – when to seek emergency care for your child

12 November 2020

Pneumonia is the most prevalent killer of children under the age of five years. Studies have shown that HIV-infected or HIV-exposed uninfected children have a higher risk of severe pneumonia and death compared to HIV-uninfected children. Read More

Smile week at Tygerberg Hospital – sponsored by BigShoe

11 November 2020

Life-changing reconstructive surgeries for 18 Western Cape children at Tygerberg Hospital – sponsored by BigShoe Read More

National diabetes week: The importance of a healthy lifestyle

10 November 2020

November is considered Diabetes Month, with National Diabetes week starting on 9 November 2020 and World Diabetes Day celebrated on 14 November 2020. Read More

Health Platform Update and Announcement of #KeepSafe.MoveForward campaign

5 November 2020

As we get back into the swing of things, let’s stay safe. Be wise when it comes to choosing places to have fun and keep the COVID-19-safety momentum going. Read More

To prevent stroke, it is important to understand your risk factors

29 October 2020

As one in four adults are likely to have a stroke in their lifetime, Tygerberg Hospital would like to remind the public that almost all strokes can be prevented. Read More

Breast Clinic nurse has a heart for the patients

28 October 2020

Sister Serena Murie has been a nurse for 33 years and in 2019 she took over the reins as the Breast Clinic Co-ordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), which sees about 6 000 new patients annually at the hospital. Read More

Surviving a stroke with occupational therapy

27 October 2020

The month of October highlights World Occupational Therapy and the significant role Occupational Therapists (OTs) play in communities and healthcare facilities. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic... Read More

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