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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Patient Receives 1 000th Dialysis Treatment at George Hospital

31 July 2011

After being diagnosed with Malignant Hypertension at the age of 14, Riaan Smit, now aged 26, received his 1 000th dialysis treatment at George Hospital's Renal Unit. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates 100 000 ART Patients Milestone

25 July 2011

Ten years since the establishment of the first ART clinic in South Africa, the Western Cape Government is taking a moment to reflect back on the days when HIV/AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Embraces Greater Good on Mandela Day

24 July 2011

In November 2009, the United Nations declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day. Last year, the day was marked with acts of good work in communities throughout the world with 67 minutes of volunteer service. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) Celebrates International Nelson Mandela Day

24 July 2011

International Nelson Mandela Day was marked with acts of greater good in communities throughout the world with 67 minutes of volunteer service. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Reaches 100 000 ART Patients Milestone

24 July 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health has reached 100 000 patients on Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART). Read More

Partnership Adds Smiles to Children's Lives

21 July 2011

Baby Amber (six months) was born with a cleft lip and palate. Without help, she faces a life of loneliness and broken smiles. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Health Minister to Participate in Simulation of Disaster Incident in Worcester

20 July 2011

Tonight, the Western Cape Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services will simulate a major disaster accident to evaluate areas for improvement. Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will also partake in this evening's exercise. Read More

Public Awareness Announcement: Emergency Services Prepare for Future Major Incidents

20 July 2011

The Western Cape Government Health would like to advise Worcester residents that a major incident training exercise will take place this evening (Thursday, 21 July) from 18:00 until 22:00. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

13 July 2011

Jeffrey Isaacs spent the largest part of his working life at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The 65-year-old of Mitchell's Plain started working at the hospital as a labourer in 1971. He retired in February 2011 after 40 years of... Read More

Media Alert: Emergency Services Invites Media to Attend Training Exercise

13 July 2011

When an incident occurs that affects a large amount of people, communities look to provincial and local emergency services to deliver effective services as their lives depend on this assistance. Emergency services cannot be unprepared when the call... Read More

Media Alert: Three Red Cross Hospital Employees to Receive Awards for 40 Years of Service

12 July 2011

Almost 60 employees of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital will receive awards for prolonged years of service to the Western Cape Department of Health. Three of the 56 awardees will be awarded for 40 years of service. Read More