News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

Friends of the Children's Hospital Association (FOCHA) Help's Patient to Breathe Easy

27 June 2010

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital patient, Daurelle Crotz, of Bellville, can breathe easy once more, thanks to a R80 000 donation by the pupils of Springfield Convent School in Wynberg to the Friends of the Children's Hospital Association (... Read More

Neurosurgical High Care Improves at Groote Schuur Hospital

27 June 2010

The Neurosurgical High Care area at Groote Schuur Hospital has been moved to ward D13. High Care provides service for patients with single organ failure who require intensive monitoring. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Visit Mitchells Plain Hospital Construction Site

22 June 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will visit the construction site of the Mitchell's Plain Hospital today to ascertain for himself the progress. Information on the impact assessment study will also be provided. Read More

Royalty Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

17 June 2010

On Friday 18 June 2010 at 15h30 Prince William and Prince Harry visited the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The Hospital is the only specialist hospital in southern Africa dedicated entirely to children. Read More

New Community Day Centre for Malmesbury

14 June 2010

A brand new Community Day Centre offering extensive primary health care services to Malmesbury and its surrounding areas will soon be built in West Bank, Malmesbury. Read More

Western Cape Health Address Preventable Blindness

13 June 2010

With an indigent population of about four (4) million in Cape Town, it is estimated that thirty thousand (30 000) people are blind of which twenty three thousand (23 000) blind cases could have been prevented, because the origin of their blindness... Read More

FIFA 2010 Fever at Brewelskloof Hospital

10 June 2010

FiFA 2010 Fever at Brewelskloof Hospital Read More

Service Delivery at New Somerset Hospital During the FIFA World Cup™

8 June 2010

With the FIFA World Cup™, the Department of Health is adjusting visiting hours and some operational functions at New Somerset Hospital (NSH), to accommodate international visitors and the public on Cape Town match days only. Read More

Red Cross Partners with City of Cape Town for International Children's Day

31 May 2010

Wally 107, the big, blue telephone handset mascot for the City of Cape Town's emergency services, entertained patients, parents and staff at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on International Children's Day, June 1, 2010. Read More

Official Launch of the HIV Councelling and Testing (HCT) Campaign

25 May 2010

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, today (Wednesday, 26 May 2010) launched the provincial HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at the Michael Mapongwana Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha. Read More

Western Cape Implements De-Worming Campaign for Children

24 May 2010

This week, with the continuation of the mass polio immunisation campaign at schools and crèches, the Western Cape is capitalising on the opportunity and added the administration of vitamin A drops and de-worming tablets to its health services regime. Read More

Media Alert: Official Launch of the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign

24 May 2010

On Wednesday 26 May 2010, The Western Cape Department of Health, Premier Helen Zille and the Provincial MEC for Health Theuns Botha, will officially launch the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at Michael Mapongwana Community Health Centre... Read More

Easing the Pain With the Launch of the Tracy Fun Centres

24 May 2010

The boredom of inactivity, feelings of isolation and the physical and emotional pain felt by children undergoing treatment at the George Hospital, is set to change today with the launch of the Tracy Fun Centre, a mobile audio-visual trolley that... Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Crèche World Cup Concert

19 May 2010

On Thursday 20 May 2010, the crèche at Groote Schuur Hospital will be having a concert in support of the World Cup that is 21 days away. Read More

Measles and Polio Campaign Pays off

18 May 2010

Since declaring an outbreak of Measles and Polio in the Western Cape on 22 February, the Department of Health has immunised more than one point two (1.2) million children at health facilities across the Western Cape. Read More

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