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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

Media Alert: Tygerberg Children's Hospital Christmas Party

24 November 2010

Tygerberg Children's Hospital will host their annual Christmas Party for four hundred (400) patients at the hospital. The children come from various areas surrounding areas and have been either inpatients or outpatients at the hospital. 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

No Blue Lights for Western Cape Ministers

22 November 2010

Following a resolution by the Western Cape cabinet at the beginning of this month to regulate the use of blue lights and sirens, all blue lights and sirens were removed from provincial ministerial vehicles during November. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Telephone Exchange Upgrade

21 November 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will install its new telephone operating system on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 between 22h00 and 23h59. Read More

Valkenberg Hospital's Ward 11 Handover Celebration

18 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, the Claremont Rotary Club, along with the Friends of Valkenberg Trust, hosted a handover celebration in Ward 11 at Valkenberg Hospital. The Rotary Club made a significant donation of sixty thousand rand (R60 000) to the hospital... Read More

Health MEC Botha: Partnerships Make Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries Possible

18 November 2010

Since January this year a total of three hundred and thirty (230) cardiac surgeries were performed at Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital - an average of twenty-three (23) per month. Read More

Media Alert: Valkenberg Hospital's Ward 11 Handover Celebration

17 November 2010

On 19 November 2010, a plaque will be mounted and unveiled in Ward 11 at Valkenberg to commemorate the donation of R 60 000 received from the Claremont Rotary Club and the Friends of Valkenberg Trust. Read More

Provincial Government Will Not Allow Disruption of Health Service Delivery

16 November 2010

Following reports that a provincial ambulance was stoned in the course of last week's protest action in Khayelitsha, Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health said the damage of government property is to the detriment of communities that need it... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

15 November 2010

Dedicated employees who have been working for Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for twenty (20), thirty (30) and forty (40) years, were honoured at Long Service Awards on Tuesday November 16. Read More

The Vodacom Smile Week Comes to Tygerberg Academic Hospital this November

15 November 2010

From 15 - 19 November, the Smile Foundation will provide approximately fourteen (14) children with cranio-facial and cleft surgery in Tygerberg Academic Hospital's world-class theatres. Read More

Relocation of Paarl Forensic Pathology Unit

15 November 2010

At the beginning of this month the Paarl Forensic Pathology unit relocated its facility to the TC Newman Community Health Centre in Broadway Street, Paarl East. Read More

Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

14 November 2010

The Western Cape government is fully committed to the provision of textbooks to all our learners, as we believe they are an indispensable learning tool. Read More

Fifteen Million Rand Mobile Laboratory for Mass Diseases Arrives from Germany

10 November 2010

The fifteen (R15m) million rand mobile laboratory donated for HIV Counselling and Testing arrived from Germany in the Cape Town harbour this week. After clearing customs, the unit was transported to its new home at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Nursing Pledge Ceremony

9 November 2010

On Thursday, 11 November 2010, Tygerberg Hospital will hold their Nursing Pledge Ceremony Awards, at 14h00 in Disa Hall. The ceremony will award the Nursing staff for their dedication and hard work towards quality care. Read More