News and Speeches for Department of Health

Groote Schuur Hospital performs first ever bilateral sequential lung transplant

14 December 2017

Groote Schuur Hospital performs first ever bilateral sequential lung transplant in the Western Cape and the first in the state sector nationally   Read More

Emergency services technology solution is the first of its kind in Africa

5 December 2017

Innovative digital technology will be used to enhance Emergency Medical Service (EMS) coordination over the festive season. The technology will support the dual objectives of patient-centred care, and EMS staff safety. Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: MINISTER MBOMBO CONDUCTS SAFETY WALK IN KHAYELITSHA

27 November 2017

On Monday, 27 November, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo conducted a safety walk in the streets of Khayelitsha. The aim of this safety walk was to launch the 16 Days of Activism – No violence against women and children campaign.   Read More

Media Release : Significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies

15 November 2017

Follow-up meeting held with MJC shows significant reduction in waiting times of Muslim bodies Read More

Media Release: Whole-of-society must play a part in EMS safety

10 November 2017

Today Minister Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister Dan Plato and Alderman JP Smith outlined key interventions to improve safety for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff. Read More

Press Release: Cecilia Makiwane Awards 2017

7 November 2017

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) hosted its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister – help is available for matriculants

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo – help is available for matriculants Read More

Minister Mbombo officially opens the Knysna wards and conducts oversight visits

24 October 2017

Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Eden District to conduct oversight visits and hold several meetings with community leaders. Read More

Major renovations completed at local hospital

23 October 2017

Knysna Hospital has enjoyed large scale renovations during the last couple of years. The newly revamped Emergency Centre (EC) was opened in 2014 and today, 23 October 2017, the official opening of the rest of the wards took place. Read More

Meeting with the MJC on the high case load experienced by FPS in the Metropole

17 October 2017

Statement by the Western Cape Government Health following the meeting with the Muslim Judicial Council on the extremely high case load experienced by Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole Read More

Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load

11 October 2017

Public Notice : 11 October 2017 Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load Read More

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

19 September 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. We would like to inform the public that the risk of transmission of this particular strain of ‘... Read More

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

The Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) in the Western Cape was established in 2006 when the South African Police Service Mortuaries transferred to Western Cape Government Health and the Directorate Forensic Pathology Services was established within... Read More

Media Release: Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health

19 September 2017

Role of Forensic Pathology Services in Health Read More

Media release : Multimillion rand forensics unit

17 September 2017

Minister of Health and Minister of Public works reveals site for Multimillion rand forensics unit Read More

Media Release: ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare

14 September 2017

Avian influenza, ‘Bird flu’, infections to humans are uncommon and rare The Western Cape Government Health is aware of the recent outbreak of Avian influenza, also known as ‘bird flu’ on various farms in the Western Cape. Read More

Opinion Piece – By Head of Health, Dr Beth Engelbrecht

13 September 2017

Keep criminal hands off our emergency medical staff Read More

Medication Collection Points – the next step in improving patient-centred health

13 September 2017

Community based chronic medication collection points – the next step in improving patient-centred healthcare Read More

Round 2 of HPV Vaccination

13 September 2017

Western Cape Government Health teams will as from 22 August 2017 start visiting all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools to administer the second dose of the vaccine that prevents Human Papilloma-virus (HPV) related... Read More