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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Independent Complaints Commission to Attend to Unresolved Patient Grievances

29 September 2010

The announcement of the establishment of an Independent Complaints Commission by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today introduces a new era into the handling of health clients aggrieved by inadequate service delivery at any of the... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Independent Complaints Commission Conference

28 September 2010

The establishment of an Independent Complaints Commission for the Western Cape Department of Health is a milestone since the appointment of Theuns Botha as provincial Minister of Health. Read More

Temporary Closure of Cape Town Station Clinic Due to Upgrade of New Leased Premises

27 September 2010

Please be advised that the above facility will be temporarily closed for a minimum period of two months with effect from 1 October 2010 - 30 November 2010.During this period the reproductive services may be accessed within the Central Business... Read More

New R39 Million Trauma and Antiretroviral Treatment Unit Opens in Mitchells Plain

22 September 2010

The official opening of the new R39 million Trauma unit and Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) unit at the Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre today, introduces a new era for this facility's patients. Read More

Western Cape Health MEC Opens Red Cross' New Surgical Ward

20 September 2010

The new D1 Specialist Surgical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital opened on 21 September 2010. Read More

Western Cape Health MEC Opens Red Cross' New Surgical Ward

20 September 2010

The new D1 Specialist Surgical Ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital opened on 21 September 2010. Read More

Health MEC Opens Second Cancer Association of South Africa Lodging Facility

19 September 2010

South Africa's twelfth stay-over lodge for cancer patients, and the second of its kind in the Western Cape will this morning be opened by Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Head on Collision on the M3 Before the Tokai of Ramp: 16 September 2010

16 September 2010

Last night (September 16, 2010) two vehicle where involve in a head on collision on the M3, 1km before the Tokia off ramp. One adult male was declared dead on arrival. Three males where in a critical condition and another two males where injured. Read More

Provincial Minister Awards Employees for Forty Years Service

16 September 2010

Today, three hundred and thirty five (235) employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were acknowledged for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years of service. Six (6) of them have been working at provincial health facilities for forty... Read More

Media Alert: Provincial Health Minister to Award Employees with 40 Years of Service

15 September 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will award 235 of the 28 067 employees of the Western Cape Department of Health for 20, 30 and 40 years of service respectively. Six of the employees to receive award certificates have worked at... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Paarl Hospital's Emergency Centre

12 September 2010

The official opening of Paarl Hospital's new Emergency Centre will take place on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at the hospital. The Centre will be officially handed over from the Department of Transport and Public Works to the Western Cape Department... Read More

Minister Botha: Alcohol Abuse is Absorbing Government's Poverty-Fighting Money

8 September 2010

The prevention and treatment of substance abuse is a pressing matter for Western Cape government, with research revealing that one out of ten children in the most affected rural areas in the Western Cape suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and... Read More

Grateful Parent Throws Party for Staff

5 September 2010

Lindokuhle Dlakavu celebrated her second birthday with the staff who nursed her back to health at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on September 6, at the Staff Education Centre. Read More

Strike Update: Western Cape Department of Health - 3 September 2010

2 September 2010

Only sixty (60) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) (0.2 %) employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were on strike on Friday, 3 September. Read More

Strike Update: Western Cape Department of Health - 2 September 2010

1 September 2010

One hundred and thirty three (133) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) (0.4 %) employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were on strike on Thursday, 2 September. Read More

Radie Kotze Hospital, Piketberg, Transferred to Province's Portfolio

1 September 2010

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, today welcomed the health care workers at Piketberg's Radie Kotze Hospital as employees of the provincial Department of Health. Read More