News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Over 60 and registered for your COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what to expect

14 May 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will officially launch the province’s Phase 2 vaccination rollout on 17 May focusing on over 60s. We would like to advise citizens on what to expect as we move forward during this phase.   Read More

Flu vaccines made available for priority groups

12 May 2021

As we prepare for the upcoming winter season, Western Cape Government Health will be offering vulnerable groups the annua Read More

Living a positive life with Lupus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

11 May 2021

May 10 is World Lupus Day and Tygerberg Hospital is raising awareness of the many faces of lupus and the impact that this debilitating autoimmune disease is having on the affected persons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

103-year-old among elderly group registered for vaccine in Delft

11 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, nurses and community healthcare workers registered elderly community members in Delft on 10 May 2021 ahead of the phase two vaccine rollout programme. Read More

Seconds save lives - clean your hands

5 May 2021

Our hands do incredible work but can also be the cause of illness if not kept clean. Regular hand washing, i.e hand hygiene plays an important role in maintaining our health and those around us. Let’s make sure they are clean!   Read More

Vaccine registration brought to doorsteps of elderly residents

4 May 2021

Western Cape Government Health Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo joined hands with community healthcare workers to launch a door-to-door campaign and visited a local mall to register elderly community members on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (... Read More

75-year-old COVID-19 survivor shares vaccine excitement

29 April 2021

COVID-19 has claimed many lives over the past year and the rollout of vaccination campaigns across the world has brought much-needed hope to many people, particularly the elderly who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Read More

Stay safe in the workplace

28 April 2021

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Read More

Sisonke Vaccination Programme resuming with changes to consent

27 April 2021

The Johnson and Johnson Sisonke Programme to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, will resume on 28 April 2021. Read More

Vaccines bring us closer and save lives

26 April 2021

While residents of the Western Cape eagerly look forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, it is vitally important that they find ways to continue supporting routine immunisation programmes in their communities. Read More

Parents urged to get children immunised to prevent severe disease

26 April 2021

As the world marks Immunisation Week, parents and guardians are being urged to ensure that their littles ones are immunised. Read More

Child heart transplant success

19 April 2021

A team from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) and Groote Schuur Hospital have given a child a new lease on life through a heart transplant, the first one in 13 years at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

Generous Jpiego donation to assist in vaccination roll- out in WC

10 April 2021

With Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Sisonke Vaccination Programme well underway in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Health is preparing to roll out Phase 2 to priority groups in the province. A key part of the vaccination roll-out is to... Read More

Amended hospital visitation guidelines for level 1

7 April 2021

Allowing patients to be visited by their loved ones is an essential part of their recovery and wellness. Read More

Stay safe when participating in school sport events

31 March 2021

On 27 March 2021, Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, gazetted the decision that school sporting events can be held. This include sport matches, physical education, extra-curricular activities, and school sport tournaments. Read More

Healthcare worker vaccination update

31 March 2021

The vaccination of healthcare workers as part of Phase 1 of Johnson & Johnson Sisonke implementation study is rapidly moving into the next phase – where non-patient facing, but essential healthcare workers will be receiving the vaccines – as we... Read More

R80 million funding to help address Tuberculosis over three years

30 March 2021

The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, and its partners are proud to announce that they have secured R80 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to drive the Tuberculosis (TB) response over the next three years. Read More

Statement on health budget vote by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

29 March 2021

Today Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo delivered her budget vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The following statement sets out a summary of her address. Introduction: Read More