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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Media Alert: Accident on the N2, near Grabouw

26 July 2010

On Tuesday, 27 July 2010, a motor vehicle accident involving four vehicles occurred on the N2, near the Leibonon turn off in Grabouw, around 07h40am. Read More

Media Alert: Accident on Vissershok Road, Durbanville

25 July 2010

One male was declared dead on arrival and one female is in a critical condition after a collision between a Toyota SUV and Fiat Uno on Vissershok Road, Durbanville this morning (Monday, 26 July 2010) at 7h30. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of the D13 High Care Unit

22 July 2010

The Neurosurgical High Care area at Groote Schuur Hospital provides service for patients with single organ failure who require intensive monitoring. This facility can be used as a step down from ICU or as a facility for patients who except for... Read More

ESKOM hand over R50 000 to Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC)

21 July 2010

On 21 July, Nandu Bhula, Eskom General Manager, Peaking Generation Portfolio, handed over a cheque of R50 000 to Jenny Hendry, CEO of the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC). Read More

Media Alert: False Bay Hospital Receives a Much Needed Donation

21 July 2010

The False Bay Hospital will today, receive a donation of a defibrillator valued at R65 000, 00 from a private donor through the False Bay Hospital Association of voluntary workers. Read More

H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Campaign: It's not too Late to be Vaccinated

21 July 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is making the H1N1 Influenza vaccine more widely available now that more stock is available.The campaign was launched in April and phased in based on the limited availability of the vaccine in the country at the... Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the SurgiBank Electronic Emergency Surgery Triage System

19 July 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will launch a new first for South Africa when they introduce the first electronic system to display colour coded surgical emergency cases by their clinical urgency. Read More

Providing the Correct Health Care within the Public Health Service

15 July 2010

In order to ensure that urgent care is given to patients in need, both staff and the public should be aware of the correct procedure for referring patients to the most appropriate level of care, at the same time ensuring such referral will bring the... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant and MEC Winde to Visit Nomsa Mpongwana Primary School

15 July 2010

On Sunday, Education Minister for the Western Cape, Donald Grant, and Tourism and Finance Minister, Alan Winde, will be taking part in community activities at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School in Khayelitsha in celebration of Mandela Day. Read More

German Institute Donates R15 Million Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing

14 July 2010

The fight against HIV/Aids has received a massive shot in the arm after a mobile laboratory worth approximately R15 million was donated to the Western Cape Department of Health, by the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in St. Ingbert,... Read More

Accident on the R45 towards Franschoek

14 July 2010

Four injured and five are in a stable condition after a motor vehicle accident took place on the R45 towards Franschoek in peak traffic this morning between two Toyota Hilux vehicles, a mini bus and a sedan. It is estimated that the incident could... Read More

HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign roll-out in Province

11 July 2010

Earlier this year in May, the Department of Health launched the provincial HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign. Read More

Hospital Gives Record Number of Children Specialised Procedure in One Day

11 July 2010

On Friday 9 July 2010, five children, two of whom are younger than two months old, have had vascular access lines inserted in their neck veins at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Hospital Gives Record Number of Children Specialised Procedure in One Day

11 July 2010

On Friday 9 July 2010, five children, two of whom are younger than two months old, have had vascular access lines inserted in their neck veins at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl Roads

11 July 2010

One fatality, one critical and eight injured in an accident on De La Rey and Fransie van Zyl at 4h30 this morning. According to Metro Rescue staff on the scene, a large truck impacted a small mini bus, pushing it into the fence of a private property. Read More

Global Fund Hands over R1.2 Billion for Province's HIV/Aids Programme

6 July 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health has been granted R1.2 billion (over the next 6 years) for provincial HIV/AIDS programmes by the Global Fund. Read More

Media Alert: Official Acknowledgment of the Hand-Over of Funds to the Western Cape Department of Health

5 July 2010

The event is an acknowledgment of the hand-over of funds, officiated by Dr Fareed Abdullah, representing the Global Fund, and Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, for the funding of Western Cape HIV programmes. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Orders Probe into Shortage of Chronic Medication

4 July 2010

Following the surfacing last week of a shortage of chronic medication mainly at clinics in the Metropole, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, requested a detailed investigation into the reasons for the shortages, as well as proposals to... Read More