News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

Statement By Dr Nomafrench Mbombo

18 April 2018

Western Cape Health MEC condemns intimidation during Select Committee’s oversight visit to Khayelitsha HospitalWESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH Read More

Western Cape Health MEC celebrates World Health Day in Bonteheuwel

9 April 2018

The Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo celebrated World Health Day with a Western Cape on Wellness (WoW) Community Club in Bonteheuwel. Read More

Health Budget 2018

27 March 2018

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo 2018 Department of Health Budget Speech   Madam Speaker   Honourable Premier, Helen Zille   Cabinet Colleagues and Members of the Provincial Parliament Read More

Clean Hands For Better Health

26 January 2018

Summer is in full swing and with it comes the heightened risk of contracting germs that cause diarrhoea. Children, especially those under five-years-old, are most at risk of contracting diarrhoea. Read More

Christmas Babies 2017

26 December 2017

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce the birth of two hundred and three babies as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape from midnight on Christmas Day 2017. Read More

Placements of Medical Interns and Community Service Professionals

18 December 2017

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) understands fully the anxiety of young health professionals (doctors and all other categories of health professionals, e.g. Read More

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

Incidence and Prevalence of Stroke a Growing Concern - Mbombo

25 October 2017

Advances in stroke rehabilitation in the Western Cape have reduced severe disability and the need for institutionalisation; however the incidence and prevalence of stroke victims is still increasing and remains the third leading cause of death in... 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