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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Rift Valley Fever Spreads to the Western Cape Province

28 March 2010

Notwithstanding the strategic application of 40 000 doses of Rift Valley fever (RVF) vaccine sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in the Murraysburg district of the Karoo, RVF has spread to the Beaufort West district in the... Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Receives 71 New Ambulances

23 March 2010

Today Western Cape Minister for Transport Robin Carlisle officially handed over 71 new ambulances to Western Cape Minister for Health, Theuns Botha and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Unit. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Client Satisfaction Survey

22 March 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will be having a client satisfaction survey from 23 March 2010 till 29 March 2010. Read More

French Government Donates R13 Billion for Grabouw Community Health Centre Upgrade

22 March 2010

The French President had made an undertaking to donate funds towards increasing Anti-Retroviral (ART) infrastructure when he visited Western Cape about 18 months ago. Read More

Media Alert: Stikland Hospital Book Sale and Information Session

16 March 2010

Associated Psychiatric Hospital, Stikland will be hosting a book sale and information session at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre the weekend 26 - 28 March 2010, from 09:00 on the Friday morning until 17:00 on Sunday afternoon. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts an Open Day

10 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day today on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 10:00 and Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Open Day

9 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments from the hospital will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: World Glaucoma Week: 7 -13 March 2010

9 March 2010

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Read More

Private Sector Contributes to Somerset Hospital Children's Trauma Ward

8 March 2010

The money will be used to fit out the new paediatric trauma ward with comfortable child-friendly furniture and modern state-of-the-art equipment. The new ward forms part of the new trauma unit at Somerset Hospital, to be officially opened at the end... Read More

Update on Somerset Hospital's Measles Ward

7 March 2010

Somerset Hospital opened an extra 32 beds, dedicated to the care of children with measles. The new unit opened on Wednesday 24 February 2010 and aims to relieve the pressure of large numbers of children with measles being admitted. Read More

Measles Vaccination Campaign in Province Effective and Efficient

4 March 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today reinforced the message that in the Western Cape there are 35 000 measles vaccinations available, and that in hot spot areas in the Cape children are vaccinated as they are presented at their local... Read More

Media Alert: Jazz in the Park Concert

2 March 2010

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for Persons with Physical Disabilities will be hosting a Jazz in the Park concert on 7 March 2010, at the Maynardville Open Air theatre. Read More