News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Construction of Mitchells Plain Hospital to Start in January 2010

21 September 2009

At a press conference at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital today, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, announced that this Western Cape Provincial Government has taken a decision to expedite the construction of Mitchell's Plain District... Read More

Announcing a New Hospital for the People of the Cape Flats

20 September 2009

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, is hosting a press conference to make an announcement on a new hospital for the people of the Cape Flats. Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2009 Time: 10:00 Read More

N1 Laingsburg Accident Update

16 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) reported earlier today about an accident on the N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West in which five people were reportedly killed. Read More

N1 Laingsburg Accident

16 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and Rescue received a call at 07:39 this morning about a serious traffic accident on the N1, twenty kilometers from Laingsburg in the direction of Beaufort West. Read More

Grand Opening of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Operating Theatre Complex

14 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health and the Children's Hospital Trust of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital will host the opening of the completed Operating Theatre Complex. Read More

Bus Accident on R27

10 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently at an accident scene on the R27 between the Atlantis and Melkbosstrand turnoff. A South African Police Services (SAPS) Bus and VW Jetta were involved in this... Read More

6-year-old Drummer, Daniel Petersen III, Visited Tygerberg Children's Hospital

9 September 2009

Six-year-old drummer, Daniel Petersen III, visited Tygerberg Children's Hospital today. The Daniel Petersen Foundation has identified the Tygerberg Children's Hospital as the beneficiary of Daniel's humanitarian efforts. Read More

6 Year Old Drummer, Daniel Petersen III visits Tygerberg Children's Hospital

9 September 2009

On 10 September 2009, South Africa's youngest and most famous, six-year-old drummer, Daniel Petersen III, will be visiting Tygerberg Children's Hospital. Not only will Daniel hand out educational books and toys but he will also perform for the... Read More

Railway Accident

8 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call this morning at 09:24 about a railway accident. A train drove over a Light Duty Vehicle between the Stellenbosch and Vlottenberg Railway stations. Read More

N2 Taxi Accident

7 September 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health Metro EMS received a call at 13:05 today of a taxi accident. A taxi lost control and overturned on the N2 incoming, pass the Athlone turnoff. Read More

Update on Hot Air Balloon Crash in Oudtshoorn

2 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported yesterday about a hot air balloon incident in Oudtshoorn in which two people were slightly injured. Read More

Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Oudtshoorn

1 September 2009

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received a call at 07:19 this morning (Wednesday 02 September 2009) of a hot air balloon that crash-landed in the Oudtshoorn district. The incident happened on the Stolsvlakte Road. Read More

Lansdowne Road Bus Accident

1 September 2009

Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) received a call at 08:57 this morning (Monday 24 August) of a bus accident in Landsdowne Road, Mannenberg. A bus drove into the rear of another bus under the Vanguard Drive Bridge, in the direction of Wetton. Read More