News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

National health budget cut: What does this mean for the Western Cape?

10 April 2024

There have been many questions regarding the national public sector budget shortfall and how it will impact health services in the Western Cape. The public health system will remain under pressure for the next 3 to 5 years as a result of significant... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital improves quality of life of 1000 cochlear implant recipients

8 April 2024

On Saturday, 06 April 2024, the recipients of cochlear implants and their families celebrated a proud milestone at Tygerberg Hospital: its 1 000th recipient of a cochlear implant at the hospital. A cochlear implant is an electronic hearing device... Read More

148-bed Mitchells Plain Transitional Care Facility alleviates service pressures

2 April 2024

148-bedded Mitchells Plain Transitional Care Facility is alleviating service pressures on hospital platform Read More

Plans on track to ensure a smooth handover for Protea Park and Saxon Sea clinics

29 March 2024

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness (WCGHW) and City of Cape Town (CoCT) have continued joint efforts to ensure plans remain on track for a smooth service handover of the Saxon Sea and Protea Park Clinics in Atlantis on the first... Read More

Let’s join hands to walk the journey towards the best health outcomes for the WC

27 March 2024

Let’s join hands to walk the journey towards the best health outcomes for the Western Cape (WC)    Read More

Department of Health and Wellness to face a R807 million shortfall

19 March 2024

Department of Health and Wellness to face a R807 million shortfall in the upcoming financial year Read More

You hold the key – Take charge of your kidney health today

15 March 2024

Kidney health stands as a cornerstone of our overall well-being, yet its importance often remains underestimated. The kidneys, crucial organs in our body, are responsible for filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood, regulating electrolyte... Read More

147 Professional Nurses join the new Postgraduate Diploma programmes at the WCCN

13 March 2024

147 Professional Nurses join the new Postgraduate Diploma programmes at the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN)    Read More

Doctor encourages moms to book early for healthy pregnancies

13 March 2024

Maternal, child and women’s health are one of the key priorities of the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness. Read More

Wellness Hub brings healthcare closer to the people

6 March 2024

Wellness Hub alleviates pressure from Du Noon CHC, brings healthcare closer to the people    Read More

Save babies' lives, one milk drop at a time

6 March 2024

  Human milk banking week is observed from 01 to 07 March every year and promotes the establishment, support, and continuous operation of human milk banks at hospitals with neo-natal units. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s Water Treatment Plant slashes water bill by more than 90%

28 February 2024

Tygerberg Hospital’s Water Treatment Plant slashes municipal water bill by more than 90%    Read More

Minister Mbombo promotes healthy lifestyle awareness with church leaders

23 February 2024

Today, 22 February 2024, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Professor Nomafrench Mbombo joined church leaders from the National Pastors Indaba Advocacy in Citrusdal to raise awareness about healthy lifestyle choices for overall well-being. Read More

Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Surviving and thriving in teenage years

19 February 2024

Adolescence (age 13–19) is a time of many firsts and a time of change. If you’re a teen, it marks the start of new friendships and experiences; you may take on new opportunities and have more freedom to make choices for your future. Read More

Save your daughter’s life with the HPV vaccine

15 February 2024

The lives of over 350 000 young girls have been potentially saved in the Western Cape over the last 10 years. Parents and healthcare workers teamed up to ensure that young girls are vaccinated against HPV, significantly reducing their risk of... Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes medical interns and community service doctors at GSH

14 February 2024

Minister Mbombo welcomes the new medical interns and community service doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH)    Read More

GSH opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support

9 February 2024

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support Read More

Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned

7 February 2024

Brand-new Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned Read More

Youth Zone offering free sexual health services to open in Beaufort West

5 February 2024

Youth Zone offering free sexual and reproductive health services to open in Beaufort West Read More

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