News and Speeches for Department of Health

Red Cross Children's Hospital supports Sunflower Day

21 September 2018

Today is acknowledged as Sunflower Day – which is all about rallying support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases and cancers such as leukaemia. Many such children are treated at the Haematology-Oncology unit at the Red... Read More

Leadership Conference - Transforming the past and creating a future

18 September 2018

Western Cape Health Department hosts Leadership Conference themed “Leadership in action: Transforming the past and creating a future”, 17 – 19 September 2018 Read More

The health system is hard hit by crime within our communities

13 September 2018

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH  Read More

New pharmacy queuing system to improve patient experience at Mitchells Plain CHC

10 September 2018

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) together with the Department of the Premier (DoTP) has rolled out a new electronic pharmacy queuing ticket system in September 2018 to improve the experience of approximately 13 000 patients collecting... Read More

WC Health Minister launches Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Drive.

4 September 2018

Western Cape Health Minister launches Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Drive in Conville, George Statement By Dr Nomafrench Mbombo              Read More

Khayelitsha Site B Superwoman with a smile

31 August 2018

Everybody that visits Site B Community Health Centre is familiar with Phyllis Zondani. She is loved by everyone young and old. She has a positive effect on people and knows how to put a smile on everyone’s face. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about the Human Papillomavirus(HPV) Vaccination

29 August 2018

More than 3000 South African women die from cervical cancer every year. Certain strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, therefore the National Department of Health has introduced the HPV vaccine. Read More

Western Cape College of Nursing: Multi Campus

20 August 2018

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR NURSE TRAINING FOR THE 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR DIPLOMA IN NURISNG (GENERAL, PSYCHIATRIC, COMMUNITY) AND MIDWIFERY Read More

Artistic Mural to Change Negative Perception of Mental Health

11 August 2018

There has always been a powerful link between creativity and mental health. This is according to Dr John Parker, Psychiatrist at Lentegeur Hospital and Director of The Spring Foundation, who explains that creative therapy provides an effective... Read More

HPV second round: Protect her future

6 August 2018

There are numerous things that we can do to protect our daughters – having them vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of them. Western Cape Government Health is serious about the health of women. Read More

New surgical ward and CT scan part of Khayelitsha Hospital improvement plan

3 August 2018

New surgical ward and CT scan suite open as part of Khayelitsha Hospital improvement plan   Read More

Western Cape Health performs 67 additional surgeries for Mandela Day

2 August 2018

In keeping with Madiba’s legacy, the Western Cape Government Health has rallied enough support from our partners in society to perform life-changing operations for 67 patients over and above what would have been possible. Read More

Mama G makes a big difference in Khayelitsha Hospital

1 August 2018

During August, formidable women are commemorated and celebrated. A formidable woman who should be recognised for her selfless service and dedication to her community, is Nurse Nombulelo Gloria Geza, a nursing assistant in Khayelitsha District... Read More

R104 million healthcare centre officially opens in District Six

25 July 2018

Premier Helen Zille and the Western Cape Health MEC, Dr Nomafrench Mbomb, officially opened the new R104 million four-storey District Six Community Day Centre (CDC) on Wednesday 25 July 2018. Read More

World-wide Study underlines the toxic effect of smoking and alcohol on babies

8 July 2018

Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Health Science brought together the findings of a 7-year study to determine contributing factors to poor outcomes of pregnancy. Prof Hein Odendaal of the SU was the co-ordinator of the South African arm of... Read More

Nominate members to serve on the Mental Health Review Board.

20 June 2018

INVITATION TO NOMINATE A MEMBER OF THE MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW BOARD (WESTERN CAPE) Read More

Western Cape Blood Donors Thanked for Lifesaving Contributions

14 June 2018

Acknowledged annually during the month of June, National Blood Donor Month reiterates the significance of donating blood. Read More

Western Cape Health MEC responds to EFF Health demands

21 May 2018

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH Release date: immediate Read More

Super Hero Smiles gee rede om te glimlag

17 May 2018

’n Tandheelkunde program gemik op kleuters, Super Hero Smiles, wat twee jaar gelede geloods is in die Beaufort-Wes sub-distrik, werp vrugte af. Read More

The ‘Wright’ Person for the Job

5 May 2018

The ‘Wright’ Person for the Job - International Day of the Midwife -  Midwives leading the way with quality care Read More