News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Campaign against Diarrheal Disease

30 January 2011

During December 2010, the Western Cape Provincial Department of Health put measures in place to reduce the high case load of children with diarrhoea in the province. The Department's action plan to combat diarrhoea will continue until April 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit's 400th Hearing Impaired Patient to be Connected to Sound

20 January 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit will perform their 400th cochlear implant. Connor Muller (five) of Plumstead will receive a cochlear implant that will ultimately improve his hearing, speech and language development. Read More

Influenza Vaccination Campaign 2011

16 January 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health's H1N1 Influenza vaccination campaign started on 15 January and will run until to 31 March 2011.As the influenza season is drawing nearer, the department is urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Read More

Provincial Emergency Medical Services Improved Target on Priority One Calls

11 January 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has reached a significant improved target in responding to medical emergencies within fifteen minutes. Read More

Warning: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

5 January 2011

Temperatures in the Western Cape have risen to dangerous levels and everyone should be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.Babies and the elderly are particularly at risk as are people working or exercising in a hot environment. Read More

Texas Ranger Baseballer CJ Wilson Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

5 January 2011

American Baseballer, CJ Wilson, who is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, visited patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital during his holiday in Cape Town. Read More

New Year's Babies

1 January 2011

Thus far, clinics and hospitals have reported that 42 babies have been born in the Western Cape on New Year's Day. There were 22 boys born and 20 girls. Read More