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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape's First Baby for 2011 is Born in Macassar

31 December 2010

The earliest baby born on New Year's Day, 2011, was born at 00:20am at Macassar Midwives Obstretics Unit. The baby girl weighed 3 360 g.Another baby girl was born at George Hospital. She weighed 3 440 g. Read More

Summary of Christmas Babies

25 December 2010

The total number of children born yesterday on Christmas in the Western Cape is 110 of which 64 are boys and 46 girls. Read More

Christmas Babies

24 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce that the first babies to be born on Christmas, is Babies Gordon (girl) and Davids (boy) at Paarl Hospital and Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU). Both babies were born at 12:20 and... Read More

Emergency Service Call to Use Alcohol Responsibly

23 December 2010

The majority of incidents that Western Cape Emergency Medical Services had to respond to since the start of the 2010 festive season are traffic and violence related, originating from alcohol abuse. Read More

Surgeons Reconstruct Preschooler's Crushed Hand at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

23 December 2010

Lilitha Gazi nearly lost the use of her right hand when it was crushed in an accident. But thanks to the quick intervention of the plastic surgery department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital the five-year-old should have almost complete... Read More

Christmas Visit has a Sporty Flavour

13 December 2010

This year's Arrival of Father and Mother Christmas at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14 was made extra special by the guests who escorted them to the hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Special Guests from the North Pole

12 December 2010

Father and Mother Christmas are expected to arrive with their usual flair, at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14. Read More

Western Cape Health Complaints Commission: First Independent Body for Patients

7 December 2010

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today introduced the newly appointed Western Cape Health Independent Complaints Commission to the media. Read More

The Western Cape is Ready for a Safer Summer

5 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government takes the safety of its citizens very seriously, and to this effect we have a transversal approach to safety in this province. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing to Outline Plans for a Safer Summer

4 December 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government and the City of Cape Town will on Monday (tomorrow) hold a media briefing to outline plans for a Safer Summer. Read More

Relocation of Worcester Forensic Pathology Laboratory (FPL)

1 December 2010

The Worcester Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) has relocated its service from 10 Stockestroom Street (Doves Undertakers Premises) to Worcester Hospital, corner of Fischer & Suggest Street, on 11 November 2010. Read More

Breakthrough Operation at Tygerberg Hospital

1 December 2010

Yesterday history was made at Tygerberg Hospital, when a thirty-eight (38) year old lady, who had a previous double valve replacement in 1989, received a tricuspid valve via a catheter that was inserted into her neck vein and then deployed inside... Read More

Media Alert: Metro Emergency Medical Service Certificate Breakfast

1 December 2010

Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will award forty (40) Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff for serving the Province for twenty (20) years at a special certificate breakfast ceremony at Kirstenbosch Gardens tomorrow morning... Read More

Breakthrough Operation at Tygerberg Hospital

1 December 2010

Yesterday history was made at Tygerberg Hospital, when a thirty-eight (38) year old lady, who had a previous double valve replacement in 1989, received a tricuspid valve via a catheter that was inserted into her neck vein and then deployed inside... Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Gears Up for World Aids Day

29 November 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health will be out in full force tomorrow and will have free HIV counselling and testing at various malls, police stations and Health facilities. Read More

Medical Reports on Handling of Child Rape Victim

29 November 2010

With regard to reports about the handling of the child rape victim by Wesfleur Hospital in Atlantis and the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital, the medical records state the following: Read More

Media Alert: World Aids Day Kicks off

28 November 2010

As World Aids Day kicks off, the Protea's cricket captain, Graeme Smith will be at Middestad Mall in Bellville to show his support for World Aids Day and get tested. Read More

Media Alert: World AIDS Day 2010, 29 November 2010

28 November 2010

The Department of Health will kick off its World Aids Day activities a day early this year and will take to the Middestad Mall in Bellville and do free HIV/AIDS test and counselling. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister to Attend a Sixteen Cataract Operation Marathon in Beaufort West

27 November 2010

On Monday, 29 November, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha will visit Beaufort West hospital where a sixteen (16) cataract operation marathon will take place on people from Beaufort West, Nelspoort, Murraysburg, Merweville, Laingsburg and... Read More

Emergency Rescue Personnel Receive Top Award

24 November 2010

On November 19, 2010, METRO Rescue personnel, Charl Nieuwoudt, Egnall Brown and Deon Alberts received the Centrum Guardian Project award. This national accolade is presented to rescue and emergency medical service workers who have gone the extra... Read More

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