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News and Speeches for Department of Health

French Government Donates R13 Billion for Grabouw Community Health Centre Upgrade

22 March 2010

The French President had made an undertaking to donate funds towards increasing Anti-Retroviral (ART) infrastructure when he visited Western Cape about 18 months ago. Read More

Media Alert: Stikland Hospital Book Sale and Information Session

16 March 2010

Associated Psychiatric Hospital, Stikland will be hosting a book sale and information session at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre the weekend 26 - 28 March 2010, from 09:00 on the Friday morning until 17:00 on Sunday afternoon. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts an Open Day

10 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day today on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 10:00 and Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Open Day

9 March 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments from the hospital will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Media Alert: World Glaucoma Week: 7 -13 March 2010

9 March 2010

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye, leading to vision loss and possible blindness. Read More

Private Sector Contributes to Somerset Hospital Children's Trauma Ward

8 March 2010

The money will be used to fit out the new paediatric trauma ward with comfortable child-friendly furniture and modern state-of-the-art equipment. The new ward forms part of the new trauma unit at Somerset Hospital, to be officially opened at the end... Read More

Update on Somerset Hospital's Measles Ward

7 March 2010

Somerset Hospital opened an extra 32 beds, dedicated to the care of children with measles. The new unit opened on Wednesday 24 February 2010 and aims to relieve the pressure of large numbers of children with measles being admitted. Read More

Measles Vaccination Campaign in Province Effective and Efficient

4 March 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today reinforced the message that in the Western Cape there are 35 000 measles vaccinations available, and that in hot spot areas in the Cape children are vaccinated as they are presented at their local... Read More

Media Alert: Jazz in the Park Concert

2 March 2010

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for Persons with Physical Disabilities will be hosting a Jazz in the Park concert on 7 March 2010, at the Maynardville Open Air theatre. Read More

CT Scanner Donated to Groote Schuur Hospital

28 February 2010

When UCT Private Academic Hospital (UCTPAH) recently acquired a new 64-slice CT scanner, their decision to donate Read More

Western Cape Research Priority List Requested by Provincial Health Minister

24 February 2010

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today stressed the importance of the allocation of money towards research. Read More

Current Measles Situation in the Western Cape

24 February 2010

The countrywide spread of measles has now been officially declared an outbreak in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Measles Immunisation Campaign Fast Forwarded

3 February 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health has fast forwarded the immunisation campaign to combat the outbreak of measles originally planned for April this year. Read More

Student Unrest at Western Cape College of Nursing

26 January 2010

Due to the student unrest situation prevailing at the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN), the management of the Western Cape Department of Health and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has jointly agreed that the WCCN including its... Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Glues out Problem

12 January 2010

On New Year's Day, Ophthalmology Registrar, Dr Leonard Heydenrych, was on his way to perform a sight saving operation on an 18-month-old baby at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, when he suddenly realised that the ward had run out of... Read More

Overberg accidents

10 January 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health's Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a taxi accident on the R319 tonight at 18:00.A taxi overturned about 20km past Bredasdorp in the direction of Swellendam. Read More

New Year's Babies 2010

6 January 2010

Many babies are born every year on New Year's Day. Much hype is created around the first born babies and their parents.The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce the birth of 213 babies in public health facilities in the Western Cape... Read More

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