News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Media Alert: N2 Albertinia Motor Vehicle Accident

30 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Metro Rescue is currently still on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the N2, 10 kilometers from Albertinia in the direction of Riversdale.  Read More

World AIDS Day 2009

30 November 2009

There are approximately 33 million people living with HIV throughout the world, with the number of people infected increasing every day. Around 95% of people living with HIV/AIDS reside in developing countries.  Read More

Media Alert: Gynae Triage Opens

30 November 2009

Groote Schuur Hospital will have the official opening of the Gynae Triage. The upgrade took place in the ward after a generous sponsorship from MERCK/MSD.  Read More

Three New Initiatives to Take the Fight Against AIDS to the Next Level

29 November 2009

In a demonstrated effort to take the fight against AIDS to the next level, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2009, the Western Cape Department of Health is announcing the intention to actively pursue three initiatives. Read More

Media Alert: World Aids Day

29 November 2009

This year's theme for World Aids Day is: "I am responsible, We are responsible and South Africa is taking responsibility". The international theme for this year is "Universal Access and Human Rights". This theme demands that we show leadership and... Read More

World Aids Day at Mowbray Maternity Hospital

26 November 2009

As part of the World AIDS day celebrations, Mowbray Maternity Hospital's staff will be hosting an event for staff, patients, as well as members of the community on 1 December 2009 from 10:00 till 12:00.  Read More

Media Alert: Schoolbus Accidents

24 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded this morning to two different motor vehicle accidents where busses conveying school children were involved.  Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Smile Week

17 November 2009

For nearly a decade, the Smile Foundation has proven to be more than just an NGO. They bear a resemblance to an excessively large family through their relationships with hospitals, surgeons, nurses, psychologists, celebrities and the smile children... Read More

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leads Interfaith Service at Tygerberg Hospital

17 November 2009

Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrived in style on a bicycle taxi at Tygerberg Children's Hospital (TBCH) today to lead an Interfaith service. He and his wife, Leah, are the patrons of the Tygerberg Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital and the Smile Foundation

16 November 2009

For the second time in the Smile Foundation history, a Smile Week will be held at Tygerberg Hospital. More than 35 children will walk into 2010 with a beautiful smile, a facial expression they were never able to communicate with before.  Read More

Media Alert: Archbishop Tutu Leads Interfaith Service at Tygerberg Children's Hospital

16 November 2009

Come and witness how Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu arrives in style on a bicycle taxi at Tygerberg Children's Hospital.  Read More

Motorcycle Club to Host a Party for Children at Brooklyn Chest Hospital

12 November 2009

The Bad News Motorcycle Club will host a party for children living with Tuberculosis (TB) at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital.  Read More

Global Diabetes Run/Walk

12 November 2009

In South Africa, approximately one in five people over the age of 35 years have type 2 diabetes and more than 50% of them do not even know it.  Read More

Diarrhoeal Disease Season

12 November 2009

From November 2009 to May 2010, health measures across the Province will be in place to combat the expected high case-load of children with diarrhoea. Read More

Tygerberg Academic Hospital's 20th Hartman Memorial Lecture

10 November 2009

Tygerberg Academic Hospital hosted its 20th Hartman Ceremony Awards today for nursing staff in recognition of their excellent services rendered during the year.  Read More

Official Opening of Tygerberg Hospital's Central Sterilisation Service Department

5 November 2009

After concerns and professional advice by the Infection Control and Prevention Unit at Tygerberg Hospital, a project was launched 18 months ago to revamp the new Central Sterilisation Service Department (CSSD). Read More

First Wheelchair Challenge in Mitchell's Plain Hosted by Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre

5 November 2009

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) and the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) will join forces in holding the first Mitchell's Plain Wheelchair Challenge. The main objective of the event is to market... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Tygerberg Hospital's Central Sterilisation Service Department

4 November 2009

Professor Craig Househam, Head of the Western Cape Department of Health, will officially open the new Central Sterilisation Service Department (CSSD) of Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: N1 Heavy Vehicle Accident

1 November 2009

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and Metro Rescue is currently on the scene of an accident on the N1 outgoing, at the Old Oak Turnoff. A heavy duty vehicle, carrying radio-active material, turned over... Read More