News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Diarrhoeal Diseases Campaign Success

31 March 2011

90% reduction in in-hospital deaths of children in 2011 compared to 2010. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Promotes Safer Candle Use during Earth Hour

24 March 2011

The entrance to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital was completely candle lit for Earth Hour - between 20:30 and 21:30 - on Saturday, 26 March. Read More

Smile-Giving Surgery Comes to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

22 March 2011

Almaze* can smile again thanks to the facial reanimation surgery she underwent at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.Almaze, six, had partial paralysis on the right side of her face. Read More

Joint Statement for World TB Day

22 March 2011

On this day last year the Western Cape Department of Health and an alliance of non-governmental organisations, signed an agreement in which all parties committed to partner to strengthen the fight against HIV and TB in this province. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre Hosts 4th Jazz in the Park

21 March 2011

The Department of Health's Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) for Persons with Physical Disabilities hosted a Jazz in the Park concert on 20 March 2011, at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre. Read More

Legal Abortions are Safe and Confidential

17 March 2011

The Department of Health wishes to assure the public that safe, confidential and legal abortions are available at several facilities in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Open Day

15 March 2011

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

Mobile Laboratory Ready to Roll into Province's Rural Regions

15 March 2011

Extended negotiations between the Western Cape Department of Health, University of Stellenbosch, National Health Laboratory Service and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT), Germany, has borne fruit with the official handover... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital to Host an Open Day on 17 March 2011

15 March 2011

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

Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates Donation of Skin Laser Machine from Oasis

8 March 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital has received a shot in the arm with the donation of a skin laser machine and the refurbishment of the hospital's Dermatology Unit. This was made possible with funds from the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

RETCAM Handing Over Ceremony

8 March 2011

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a disease that affects the eyes of premature babies. Abnormal vessels grow in the retina and can cause the retina to detach causing blindness. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Increases Capacity for Care With Six New Ventilators

8 March 2011

The six new paediatric ventilators at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital brings the ratio of Intensive Care Unit beds to available ventilators to one-to-one. This means that even if the ICU is full and every child needs a ventilator - every... Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates Donation of Skin Laser Machine from Oasis

7 March 2011

Groote Schuur hospital has received a shot in the arm with the donation of a skin laser machine, worth about R1 million, and the refurbishment of the hospital's Dermatology Unit. This was made possible with funds from the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Receives Knitted Caps and Blanket Donation from Germany

6 March 2011

Each year, 21 000 newborn babies die in South Africa. This amounts to 57 deaths each day. Many of these babies are born prematurely. Read More

Media Alert: Clean Hands Help to Prevent Infections

6 March 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health wishes to remind the public that good hand hygiene is essential to avoid viral infections that cause illnesses such as diarrhoea and flu.The following steps should be followed when washing one's hands correctly: Read More

Media Alert: Mowbray Maternity Hospital to Receive Knitted Caps and Blanket Donations from Germany

3 March 2011

Premature babies are unable to regulate their temperatures and require additional care to keep them warm, such as wearing a cap and Kangaroo Mother Care. Read More