News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Obesity is a health risk

18 October 2019

With National Obesity Week being observed from 15 – 19 October, the Western Cape Government Health is encouraging people to become aware of the risks associated with the condition, and to a Read More

Impact of violent crime on Western Cape health system

17 October 2019

In commemorating World Trauma Day today (17 October), the Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is appealing to the public to help reduce the number of trauma-related incidents. Read More

Health Department gets clean bill of health from Auditor General

16 October 2019

The Western Cape Department of Health today (16 October 2019) presented its 2018/19 Annual Report to the Standing Committee. Read More

Detecting early warning signs of childhood cancer is vital

15 October 2019

Seven-year old Melina Nyoni from Blue Downs was recently diagnosed with nephroblastoma at Tygerberg Hospital. This disease is the most common renal tumour of children between the ages 2 and 5, and is also the fourth most common cancer in children in... Read More

'My heart led me to palliative care'

15 October 2019

“I had so much planned for the future, I had a vision for my children and then suddenly I am staring death in the face and wondering…how are my children to grow up without me?” Read More

Taking care of the vulnerable

14 October 2019

World Homeless Day was commemorated on 10 October 2019 with the purpose of drawing attention to the needs of homeless people locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness. Read More

MEC Health officially opens palliative care centre at victoria hospital

11 October 2019

Minister Mbombo Officially Opens Palliative Care Centre at Victoria Hospital in Honour of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Read More

Media Alert: New spokesperson for WCGH EMS & FPS

10 October 2019

New spokesperson for WCGH Emergency Medical Services & Forensic Pathology Services As of 10 October, the Spokesperson for the Emergency Medical Services and Forensic Pathology Services at the Western Cape Government Health, will be Ms Deanna... Read More

Mitchells Plain Hospital Re-opens Emergency Centre

9 October 2019

The Mitchells Plain District Hospital has re-opened its Emergency Centre today after a devastating fire destroyed it in February 2018. The hospital serves a population of 550 000 people from the broader Mitchells Plain and Philippi area. Read More

Whole Foods and Exercise for better health

8 October 2019

The prevalence of overweight or obesity among women in South Africa increased from 56% in 1998 to 68% in 2016. Read More

Basic health services offered in Hout Bay

7 October 2019

Basic health services are available again from today at the Hout Bay Community Day Centre, following closures due to protests in the community.   Read More

Improving radiotherapy for cancer patients at Groote Schuur Hospital

2 October 2019

On 2 October 2019, the Groote Schuur Hospital’s Oncology Department unveiled its new R35 million halcyon radiotherapy machine which was recently introduced to manage the growing demand of cancer patients who require radiotherapy. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital to unveil new halcyon radiotherapy machine

1 October 2019

On 2 October 2019, Groote Schuur Hospital will unveil its new halcyon radiotherapy machine. Read More

Provisional Services for the Hout Bay Community

1 October 2019

A permanent comprehensive Hout Bay Community Day Centre has been in planning for over eight years due to the small, outdated facility at Hangberg. Read More

#Worldheartday: Every Heartbeat Matters

27 September 2019

At least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, are controlled. Read More

New Mothers at Karl Bremer Hospital Blessed with Gift Bags

20 September 2019

On Thursday, 19 September 2019, new mothers at Karl Bremer Hospital were handed gift bags by Radio Tygerberg 104FM in partnership with Inceba Saving Babies. Read More

Progress of construction of Emergency Centre for Helderberg Hospital

16 September 2019

Helderberg Hospital's Emergency Centre is  undergoing a R40 million upgrade, in order to meet increased demand and provide better services and improved patient-centred care. It is currently in the final design phase and is due to be completed in... Read More

Media Alert: MEC of Health encourages people to donate kidneys

30 August 2019

Renal failure is a serious condition, affecting large numbers of people. Some may die while waiting to undergo dialysis and hospitals have long waiting lists for kidney transplants, but there is a shortage of donors. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates National Physiotherapy Back Week

29 August 2019

Tygerberg Hospital’s statistics have shown that people between the ages 30 to 49 are most likely to suffer from back pains and injuries. You only have one back; take care of it. Read More

Klasse help met rugpyn

13 August 2019

Kliënte van die Mosselbaai-subdistrik wat sukkel met rugpyn het maandeliks die geleentheid om saam met ’n fisioterapeut te oefen in die hoop om hul pyn te verminder. Read More