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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Tollman Donation to Renal Unit for Dialysis

30 June 2011

Groote Schuur is proud to announce a generous donation of R525 000 to its Renal Unit from Dr Arnold Tollman's family. Arnold Tollman, who was born in Cape Town, suffered from kidney disease for an extensive period of his life and required a kidney... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Appoints NGOs on Provincial AIDS Council

28 June 2011

Today, 29 June 2011, marked an important date in the history of the Provincial AIDS Council in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Franschhoek Pass

28 June 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently working on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a Sasko flour truck lost control due to brake failure and plunged over the side of the mountain in the... Read More

Media Alert: Introduction of Provincial AIDS Council to Media

28 June 2011

The Provincial AIDS Council meets quarterly to determine the future proactive strategies with regard to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in communities across the province. Read More

Media Alert: Vaccination Shortages Update

26 June 2011

For a period of about six weeks there has been a short supply of the vaccinations Pentaxim and Prevenar at community health centres. However, the situation has since been resolved. Read More

Medscheme Delivers a R100 000 Neonatal Incubator to New Somerset Hospital

26 June 2011

The Medscheme Group has a delivered a much-needed incubator, worth R100 000, to New Somerset Hospital's Neonatal Unit. Read More

Update: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning. Read More

Media Alert: Medscheme Group Delivers R100 000 Neonatal Incubator to New Somerset Hospital

23 June 2011

New Somerset Hospital's Neonatal Unit will receive a much needed incubator from the Medscheme Group, worth nearly R100 000. The donation will benefit the hospital and, most importantly, the premature babies who need them. Read More

Media Alert: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Walks Away with Top Performing Government Award

23 June 2011

On Thursday night, 23 June 2011, Prof Craig Househam, Head of the Western Cape Department of Health, won the Top Performing Government Leader Award at the Annual African Access Business Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Surgical Skills Training Centre

21 June 2011

The new Surgical Skills Training Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which was officially opened on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer training in paediatric endoscopic surgery. Read More

New Forensic Pathology Laboratory Set to Improve Health Services in Winelands

9 June 2011

The newly constructed Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Paarl was officially opened today and complements the expansion of health facilities in the Winelands, with the official opening of the Emergency Unit at Paarl Hospital last year and the... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Paarl Forensic Pathology Laboratory

8 June 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Paarl Forensic Pathology Facility on the premises of the TC Newman Community Health Centre tomorrow, 10 June 2011. Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital: Message of Thanks

6 June 2011

This message was posted on the Children's Hospital Trust's Facebook fan page by a grateful parent of a patient at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Read More

Update: Death of Two Manenberg Infants under Investigation

2 June 2011

The death of the five-month-old baby girl was not related to the vaccination as the autopsy results indicated that the baby died of natural causes. She was presented as dead on arrival at the clinic. She was not vaccinated on that particular day. Read More

Deaths of Two Manenberg Infants under Investigation

1 June 2011

Media Release by Western Cape Provincial Government and City of Cape TownThe Province and the City would like to extend their deepest condolences to the families of the two babies who died yesterday. Read More

Launch of Road to Health Booklet Spells New Monitoring System for Child's Health

1 June 2011

Health Minister, Theuns Botha, hugs new mother, Nulovuyo Jacobs of Mitchell's Plain, at the handover of the new Road to Health booklet at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. Read More