News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Together in the Fight against HIV and AIDS

30 November 2011

Fighting the surge of HIV and AIDS in South Africa has been a major challenge, especially in the Western Cape. Today, as the world celebrates World AIDS Day, Western Cape Government Health reflects on the last 18 months and the significant inroads... Read More

Media Alert: Update on EMS Rescue Call at Maclears Beacon, Table Mountain - 30 November 2011

30 November 2011

Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a rescue yesterday, 30 November 2011, at Maclears Beacon, Table Mountain. Read More

Emergency Medical Calls - 30 November 2011

29 November 2011

Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three rescues today. Read More

Foschini Group Funding Helps Groote Schuur Hospital Refurbish Maternity Centre Patient Lounges

28 November 2011

Sitting in the Maternity Patient Centre Lounges waiting to be seen by a doctor or waiting to go home has not always been a pleasant experience. Read More

Private Sector Innovations Lead to Turnaround for Province's Health Sector

28 November 2011

"It is innovations such as a R160 000 makeover of an in-patient area that is positioning Western Cape Government Health to turn around this province's health sector," said Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, at Groote Schuur Hospital... Read More

Official Opening of Melkhoutfontein Clinic

27 November 2011

Today (Monday, 28 November 2011), Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the Melkhoutfontein Clinic. Read More

Media Alert: Seeking Relatives of False Bay Hospital Patient

27 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health is urgently seeking the relatives of Josephine Lakay, a patient at False Bay Hospital. A concerned resident escorted the patient to Muizenberg Police Station, and she was brought to False Bay Hospital on 27 October... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates End-of-Year Functions with Emo Adams

27 November 2011

Tygerberg Hospital's Facility Board will sponsor the end-of-year functions for the Tygerberg Hospital staff over a period of three days from 29 November 2011 to 1 December 2011. Read More

NTP Donates PET-CT Scanner to Tygerberg Hospital

24 November 2011

Today, Western Cape Government Health, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa will be celebrating the intermediate phase of installing a R32-million Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner at Tygerberg... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Melkhoutfontein Clinic

24 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Melkhoutfontein Clinic on Monday, 28 November 2011. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Celebrates 95th Birthday

23 November 2011

The Mowbray Maternity Hospital is celebrating 95 years of existence. As part of the birthday celebrations, the facility's Hospital Board will introduce a fundraising campaign (which will be launched in 2012) to mobilise much-needed funding for the... Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responded to Motor Vehicle Accident on N7

21 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident on the N7 early this morning:N7 near Atlantis - At 06:22 - In a head-on collision between a taxi, truck and car, EMS personnel attended to 12... Read More

Rural Pharmacist Walks Away with National Excellence Award

21 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health is delighted to announce that Mr Sampie van Staden, Chief Pharmacist for the Robertson area (Langeberg sub-district), was awarded the National Pharmacy Excellence Award. Read More

Dental Surgery Waiting List Reduced by 75%

20 November 2011

A simple strategy has helped patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital to get lifesaving treatment sooner. Read More

Media Alert: Mowbray Maternity Hospital Celebrates its 95th Birthday

20 November 2011

Mowbray Maternity Hospital will be celebrating its 95th birthday on Wednesday, 23 November 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Update on N1 Accident

20 November 2011

Nineteen people lost their lives and 17 were hospitalised on Tuesday, 15 November 2011, as a result of an accident between two minibus taxis and a truck near Prins Albert on the N1. To date, two of the 17 patients are still in hospital. Read More

Vredenburg Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Accreditation

16 November 2011

Vredenburg Hospital celebrated its baby-friendly status by hosting a celebration ceremony on Thursday, 17 November 2011, in recognition of receiving the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. Read More

Media Alert: Vredenburg Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Accreditation

15 November 2011

Vredenburg Hospital's baby-friendly status will be officiated tomorrow by Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Calls - 14 and 15 November 2011

14 November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011 - At 15:36 on Silverly Road, Wynberg - A 24-year-old male was in a critical condition after a wall on a construction site collapsed. Read More

New Smiles for Western Cape Kids

14 November 2011

Imagine your child was born with a broken smile. Then, you finally get offered the chance to take the child for life-changing facial reconstructive surgery. Devastatingly, you do not even have money for transport to take your child to the hospital. Read More

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