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News and Speeches for Department of Health

German Mobile Laboratory Increase Tests Volumes in Overberg

31 October 2011

Following the transfer of a state-of-the-art R15-million diagnostic mobile laboratory from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Saarland, Germany, to the Western Cape Government at the end of last year, the laboratory has been... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Praises Nurses for Their Devotion

30 October 2011

Media Statement by Theuns Botha, Minister of Health Read More

German Laboratory Technology in Caledon Improves Turnaround Time for Patients' Test Results

30 October 2011

Following the transfer of a state-of-the-art R15-million diagnostic mobile laboratory from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Saarland, Germany, to the Western Cape Government at the end of last year, the laboratory has been... Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Calls - 31 October 2011

30 October 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011 - Past 09:00 on the Cyclist Path, Tokai Forest - A male cyclist in his late thirties sustained serious facial injuries after falling off his bike while riding along the cycle path in Tokai Forest. Read More

Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards 2011 Ceremony

30 October 2011

Western Cape Government Health hosted its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards Ceremony on Friday, 28 October 2011, at the Groote Schuur Nico Malan Hall. Read More

Media Alert: Annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards Ceremony

26 October 2011

Western Cape Government Health is hosting its annual Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards Ceremony tomorrow evening. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New R1.1 Million Brooklyn Chest Hospital School

25 October 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald Grant, will officially open the new Brooklyn Chest Hospital School on 28 October 2011. Read More

New Dermatology Clinic in Mitchell's Plain is One of a Kind

24 October 2011

The Western Cape has 40 of the 153 trained dermatology nurses on the African continent, the provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said in his address at the opening of the new Dermatology Clinic at Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre... Read More

WCCN Post-Basic/Post-Registration Nursing Graduation Ceremony

23 October 2011

The shortage of nurses continuously threatens the provision of quality care in health facilities. Read More

Media Alert: Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre Opens New Dermatology Clinic

23 October 2011

On Tuesday, 25 October 2011, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Dermatology Clinic at the Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Read More

Media Alert: Grabouw Community Health Centre Hosts an Eye-Testing Event for Diabetic Patients

20 October 2011

Grabouw Community Health Centre (CHC) will host an eye-testing event for all diabetic patients in the Grabouw Elgin area. The facility plans to screen up to 400 people for diabetic eye disease on Saturday, 22 October 2011. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Introduces Saturday Surgery Initiative

19 October 2011

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Trust have partnered with Medi-Clinic Southern Africa to fund the first ever "Saturday Surgeries" initiative at the hospital to alleviate extensive waiting lists for life-... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Reaches 200 Kidney Transplant Milestone

19 October 2011

Dylan Muller, 14, was the recipient of the 200th donor kidney to be transplanted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Riversdale Training Exercise Hosted by Emergency Medical Services

19 October 2011

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services will be hosting their second major incident training exercise for 2011 in Riversdale on Saturday, 22 October. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Welcomes Golf Carts Donation

10 October 2011

In addition to the two golf carts that are already used to assist with patient transport at Groote Schuur Hospital, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today received two new golf carts from the Wembley Group. Read More

Media Alert: Wembley Group Donates Golf Carts to Groote Schuur Hospital

9 October 2011

The Wembley Group will officially hand over two new golf carts to Groote Schuur Hospital on Tuesday, 11 October 2011. The golf carts will be used to transport patients at the facility. Read More

Construction of New Du Noon Health Facility to Continue at Potsdam Road

9 October 2011

Media Statement by Theuns Botha, Minister of Health Read More

Alert to Maternity and Neonatal Units: Attempted Infant Abduction

6 October 2011

An incident occurred at Mowbray Maternity Hospital today on Friday, 7 October 2011, at 09:00, where a couple entered a facility with the pretence of being parents to a baby at the nursery. Read More

Media Alert: Medi-Clinic Donates ICU Beds to Tygerberg Hospital

2 October 2011

For the first time in the history of Tygerberg Hospital, its cardiac ICU beds will be replaced after Medi-Clinic donated 28 cardiac ICU beds to the hospital. These beds will replace all of the out-dated and broken beds that are currently in use in... Read More

New KwaNokuthula EMS Station Opens

2 October 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Kwanokuthula station today (3 October 2011). Read More

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