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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Mental Health Awareness Day at William Slater

31 October 2010

On Sunday 31 October 2010, William Slater Step-down facility in collaboration with Bipolar Bears Support Group, hosted a workshop for the families and care givers of ex-residents. Read More

One Point Three Million Rand Sonar Machine for Province's 'Heart' Hospital

27 October 2010

Following negotiations on behalf of the Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, with the private sector to acquire more medical equipment for Western Cape public health facilities, RentWorks donated a heart sonar machine to Groote Schuur... Read More

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Doors to Re-Open

27 October 2010

The Department of Health decided yesterday to close the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) as it became increasingly difficult to secure staff and patient safety after eruption of gang violence in the area. Read More

2010 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony

27 October 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health hosted its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Read More

Ambulance Services Bill First-of-its-Kind in South Africa

25 October 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament has this afternoon approved legislation that will make ambulance services safer for everyone in the Western Cape. Read More

German Company Donates Further Ten Million Rand towards Endoscopic Training

25 October 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, yesterday afternoon met with Dr. Read More

German Company Donates Further Ten Million Rand towards Endoscopic Training

25 October 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, yesterday afternoon met with Dr. Read More

Media Alert: Hanover Park Health Facility Temporarily Closed due to Gang Violence

25 October 2010

Due to the recent gang activities in Hanover Park, the Community Health Centre (CHC) has temporarily closed. Ministers Theuns Botha and Albert Fritz will be visiting the Hanover Park CHC this morning at 09:30 to assess the status of safety at the... Read More

Media Alert: Annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Awards Ceremony

25 October 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health will host its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses Recognition Awards Ceremony to recognise the important role played by nurses, who are often overlooked and undervalued. Read More

Blanco Clinic Linked onto Primary Health Care Information System

24 October 2010

Blanco Clinic in George is the latest Primary Health Care facility to be linked onto the Primary Health Care Information system (PHCIS). The Western Cape Department of Health now have eighty-five (85) health facilities linked to the electronic... Read More

Liquor Conference Highlights Burden of Alcohol on Health Budget

23 October 2010

This weekend, with role players from across the province gathering at the second annual Liquor Conference to discuss the new provincial liquor legislation, and the City of Cape Town's by-law on trading hours, it is important to point out the huge... Read More

Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing on its Way to Cape Town

20 October 2010

Following the joint venture between the Western Cape provincial government and the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the R15 million mobile laboratory for HIV Counselling and Testing is now on its way to the province. Read More

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Students Donate Ten Thousand Rand to Khayelitsha Community Health Centre

19 October 2010

On Wednesday, 20 October 2010, a group of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) donated ten thousand rand (R10 000) to the Khayelitsha Site B Community Health Centre. Read More

Heart Transplant Patient Turns 80

14 October 2010

Margaret Dickson had a heart transplant in 1993 at Groote Schuur Hospital. The hospital is proud that seventeen (17) years later, on Friday 15th October 2010, Mrs Dickson is able to celebrate her eightieth (80th) birthday. Read More

Occupational Therapists Celebrated at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

14 October 2010

This year, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH) will host the annual Metro Occupational Therapists in Health forum at the Staff Education Centre on Friday October 15. Read More

Official Opening of New Forensic Pathology and Emergency Medical Service Premises

13 October 2010

The official opening today of the Western Cape Forensic Pathology Services head office and Metro Emergency Medical Services Northern District, marks a new era in the history of Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Takes a Stand Against Fraudulent Fundraising

13 October 2010

It has been brought to hospital management's attention that a number of people have been fundraising fraudulently under the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital name - some of them from as far away as KwaZulu-Natal. Read More

New Forensic Pathology and Emergency Medical Service Premises to be Launched

12 October 2010

Minister of Health in the Western Cape, Mr Theuns Botha, will officially inaugurate the new premises for Forensic Pathology Se Read More

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape Strategy to Increase Wellness in the Western Cape

12 October 2010

We launch today our plan to increase the wellness of the people of the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Strategic Objectives: Increasing Wellness in the Western Cape

10 October 2010

Over the past year, the Western Cape Government has launched the strategic objectives for education (24 November 2009), Transport (15 January 2010), environmental planning (7 July 2010), human settlements (23 August 2010) and economic development... Read More

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