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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Mandela Day Surgeries Project 2019

17 July 2019

Mandela Day Surgeries Project restores quality and dignity of life to 250 patients For the past three years, the Western Cape Department of Health and its valued partners, have brought life-changing experiences to the lives of hundreds of... Read More

Media Alert: R281 m Observatory Forensic Pathology Facility.

8 July 2019

Western Cape Minister of Health to Conduct Construction Oversight Inspection of a R281 m Observatory Forensic Pathology Facility.   Read More

Media Alert: New Spokesperson for Minister of Health

27 June 2019

As of today, 27 June 2019, the Spokesperson for the Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, will be Ms Nomawethu Sbukwana. She can be reached on: Cell: 083 893 5200 Read More

WCGH set to improve the lives of another 250 patients : Mandela Day Project

27 June 2019

Ten lives are changed for every one year of our democracy - Department set to improve the lives of another 250 patients through its Mandela Day Surgery Project Read More

WCCPA pays tribute to Dr Leila Joan Arens (silber)

12 June 2019

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Dr Leila Arens at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town, on 12 June 2019. Read More

Public Notice

11 June 2019

Construction of new Emergency Centre for Helderberg Hospital   Helderberg Hospital is currently undergoing construction of its Emergency Centre (EC) as part of a R40 million upgrade. The upgrade is scheduled to be completed in March 2020. Read More

Western Cape College of Nursing international nurses day

30 May 2019

Minister of Health in the Western Cape, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will deliver the keynote address at the Western Cape College of Nursing’s (WCCN) International Nurses Day Celebration. Minister Mbombo will recognise nurses for the critical role they... Read More

Media Release : Love your lungs: Don’t take your life for granted

29 May 2019

Annually on 31 May, the World Health Organisation and global partners celebrate World No-Tobacco Day by raising awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care saves lives and reduces costs to healthcare

20 May 2019

The International Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Day is a global event which is celebrated on the 15 May annually by parents, communities, organisations and healthcare institutions that appreciate and acknowledge the benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care... Read More

Vaccines work! Care for your children and your community

25 April 2019

Give your child and community a better future by using the free immunisation services offered by the Western Cape Health at clinics and schools. Read More

Importance of reading for a child’s development

24 April 2019

On 23 April we celebrated World Book Day and the power reading has on a child’s development. Read More

Victoria Hospital get R80 million upgrade to ease service load pressures

16 April 2019

Today, 16 April 2019, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will launch the R80 million upgrades to Victoria Hospital in Wynberg through a ceremonial sod turning event Read More

Khayelitsha shutdown negatively impacts on health services

11 April 2019

Statements by Nomafrench Mbombo  Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More

WCH-MEC commemorates World Health Day in Khayelitsha with a ‘Walk for Health

9 April 2019

NOTE TO EDITORS: Pictures available upon request Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More