News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Plea for More Training Facilities for Pharmacists

29 September 2011

As is the case with nurses, there's also a huge shortage of qualified pharmacists in the country and the province, Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, said tonight in his address at the Western Cape Pharmacy Conference. Read More

Relocation of Worcester Forensic Pathology Laboratory

28 September 2011

The Worcester Regional Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) has relocated its base from 10 Stockestroom Street (Doves Undertakers premises) to Worcester Hospital, corner of Fischer and Suggest Streets. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Worcester Forensic Pathology Services

25 September 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Worcester Forensic Pathology Facility on 27 September 2011. Read More

Official Opening of Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Service Laboratory

22 September 2011

A newly built Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Laboratory will be officially opened on 23 September 2011 at the Swartland Hospital premises. Read More

Official Opening of Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Laboratory

22 September 2011

The newly built Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Laboratory will be officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 23 September 2011. The new facility is on the premises of the Swartland Hospital in Malmesbury. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Services

21 September 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Malmesbury Forensic Pathology Facility on 23 September 2011. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's R13 Million Upgrade Unveiled

14 September 2011

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, today introduced the R13 million's worth of upgrades at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which has now transformed the ward into the only specialised paediatric Burns Unit in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Burns Unit

14 September 2011

Paediatric burns treatment has been given a boost thanks to a R13 million ward upgrade at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The ward is the only specialised paediatric burns unit in Africa. The modernised unit was officially opened on 15... Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross Children's Hospital Opens New Burns Unit

13 September 2011

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new paediatric Burns Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.The unit is the only one of its kind in Southern Africa and will treat thousands of... Read More

Khayelitsha District Hospital Set to Open Soon

12 September 2011

The new Khayelitsha District Hospital, which is currently in its final stages of construction and finishing, will be opened in April 2012. It will provide access to quality health care straight to the community of Khayelitsha, servicing the... Read More

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Unveiled

6 September 2011

For the first time, the series of Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meetings is hosted in Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha to Address Learners at Cape Town Station

5 September 2011

September is Oral Hygiene Awareness Month and the best manner in which to ensure that children do not get cavities or periodontal disease is to instill comprehensive oral hygiene through early education. Read More