News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Warning! Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Risk in the Western Cape

27 February 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

Western Cape Health's Strategic Partnership with Clicks Brings about Free Clinic Services for Moms

23 February 2011

This morning (24 February 2011) in Gugulethu, a strategic partnership was launched between the Western Cape Department of Health and Clicks, named the Helping Hands Trust. Read More

First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant at Groote Schuur

22 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, Dr Estie Meyer, an ear surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid at Groote Schuur

21 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, an Ear Surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. The first recipients of the BAHA are two children with hearing loss who... Read More

New Somerset Hospital Launches New Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanner

16 February 2011

Patients at New Somerset Hospital continue to benefit from the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the hospitals Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanner was officially opened yesterday by Theuns Botha Minister of Health in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Recreation Room Opens at Groote Schuur Hospital

16 February 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital has upgraded the Radiation Oncology ward a Family Recreation room which has a very important functional purposes for patients. This upgrade is additional to other upgrades in the ward which include bathrooms and photos. Read More

Media Alert: Public Private Health Forum Meeting

14 February 2011

Public Private Health Forum meeting 17 February 2011.Time: 09:30 - 12:00Venue: Auditorium, Lentegeur Hospital, corner Highlands and AZ Berman Drives, Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Media Alert: Public Private Health Forum Meeting

14 February 2011

Public Private Health Forum meeting 17 February 201.Time: 09:30 - 12:00Venue: Auditorium, Lentegeur Hospital, corner Highlands and AZ Berman Drives, Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Media Alert: New Somerset Hospital Launches New Computerised Tomography Scanner

14 February 2011

Patients attending New Somerset Hospital will continue to benefit from the legacy left behind by the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the hospital's Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanner will officially be opened by the Minister for Health in the Western Cape... Read More

Upgrades and Renovations Enable Teaching Capabilities at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

14 February 2011

The Department Of Paediatric Surgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in partnership with the University of Cape Town hosted the Paediatric Surgery for General Surgeons Workshop on Monday February 14, from 9am until 4pm, at the Pola... Read More