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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Hospital of Hope physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients recover

17 September 2020

At the Brackengate Hospital of Hope Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), physiotherapists play an important role in the recovery of many COVID-19 patients. Read More

Rural Heroes – Empilisweni Clinic team continues service despite covid-19

17 September 2020

Teamwork made it possible for staff at Empilisweni Clinic in Zweletemba, Worcester, to keep delivering services during the pandemic despite nine of the clinic’s staff members contracting coronavirus in the height of the pandemic. They also lost a... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Sabelo Handula

16 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Sabelo Handula provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

“Covid-19 at work was like an action movie” – Vincent Rossouw

16 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Cape Agulhas team steps out of their comfort zone to conquer Covid-19

15 September 2020

Cape Agulhas is a smaller sub-district in the Overberg, which means that their staff component is significantly smaller than other sub-districts. Read More

Occupational therapy week – caring for children during a global pandemic

14 September 2020

The Occupational Therapy team at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is helping to build resilience during uncertain times by empowering the parents and caregivers of their young patients. Read More

Women’s health services available at all our clinics

11 September 2020

Make the arrival of Spring the start of a new season for your health. Make use of the all-inclusive services offered at Western Cape Government Health’s facilities, without hesitation. We call on women to talk to healthcare workers about their needs... Read More

“I felt safe” – Cape mom’s tribute to health workers

10 September 2020

A mother has sent a heartfelt thank you to frontline workers in the Western Cape after beating COVID-19. Read More

“We must be vigilant, wear your mask” urge community health workers

10 September 2020

Community health workers are on the frontlines in the fight against the Coronavirus and have urged residents to remain vigilant. On 7 September 2020, several community-oriented primary care workers handed out masks in the communities of... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital reflections – Dirk Eiman

9 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Rural Hero – Langeberg nurse overcomes her fear to help others

8 September 2020

What do you do when (like many other South Africans) you fear COVID-19? You push your fear aside so that you can help your patients. Western Cape Government Health honours staff like Sr Audrey Michaels of Bergsig Clinic in Robertson. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital patient discharged after 31 days in ICU

8 September 2020

Celeste Johnson’s COVID-19 ordeal is a true testament of her resilience, indomitable spirit and her faith which was fully aided by the dedication of a multidisciplinary healthcare team at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH). Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100% permanent

8 September 2020

Don’t drink alcohol when you are pregnant. Not even one sip. No amount or type of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Jonathan Abrahams

7 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Jonathan Abrahams, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

The link between back pain, stress, and your emotional wellbeing

7 September 2020

National Physiotherapy Back Week takes place annually during the second week of September to promote healthy living and educate how to prevent and manage back and neck pain. Read More

Covid-19 contact tracing team’s message of support

3 September 2020

A contact tracing team is often the first healthcare team to support someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing teams consist of healthcare workers across all fields, as well as community volunteers and NGO partners. Read More

Rural Hero – school health nurse tackles COVID-19 with nurturing care

3 September 2020

For many staff members in the Theewaterskloof Sub-district, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the services they offer would be temporarily stopped and they must concentrate their time and efforts on COVID-19 related matters. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero – Chantall Stewart

2 September 2020

Chantall Stewart (36), an Administration Clerk in the Facilities Management Department at Groote Schuur Hospital, is among 45 officials who play an instrumental role in making a difference through the “Project Teamcare” initiative. She is today’s... Read More

Rural Hero – Heidi Abrahams plays key role at George Hospital during Covid-19

1 September 2020

Heidi Abrahams is a proud George resident who works at George Hospital in Supply Chain Management (SCM), an integral part during COVID-19. Apart from daily supply chain management duties, the pandemic brought added pressure in procuring, relocating... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Ilde Kellerman

31 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital is Ilde Kellerman. Kellerman provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

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