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News and Speeches for Department of Health

New Year's Babies

31 December 2011

The Western Cape Government Department of Health is proud to announce that the first baby to be born on New Year's Day was born at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. The baby (female) was born at 00:01, weighing 3.1 kg. Read More

Diarrhoeal Disease Season

28 December 2011

Diarrhoea is a major cause of childhood mortality in the Western Cape. During the summer season, diarrhoea is prevalent as infection spreads fast through food and water contamination. Read More

EMS Responds to Accident on R300

28 December 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident: Read More

EMS Responds to Four Major Motor Vehicle Accidents

20 December 2011

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services responded to various accidents last night and in the early hours of the morning.Tuesday, 20 December 2011: Read More

Boy Gets Gift Of Normal Breathing For Christmas

17 December 2011

Years of difficulty have finally come to an end for a family from Plettenberg Bay - and just in time for Christmas. Read More

EMS Mountain Rescue - 13 and 14 December 2011

13 December 2011

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a mountain rescue which started on Tuesday night, 13 December 2011. Read More

Provincial Health Department Plans to Improve Patient Experience

13 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, has invited public inputs to his department's draft strategic vision and comprehensive service plan leading up to 2020. Read More

Media Alert: George EMS Paediatric Ambulance Handover

11 December 2011

The Red Cross Children's Hospital Trust will hand over a fully equipped paediatric ambulance to Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as part of the partnership between Western Cape Government Health's EMS and the... Read More

New Paediatric Ambulance to Service the George Community

11 December 2011

The Children's Hospital Trust handed over a fully equipped paediatric ambulance to Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on 12 December 2011 as part of the partnership between Western Cape Government Health's EMS and the... Read More

Lentegeur Hospital Hosts Annual Lunch for the Rose Parent Project

8 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, handed over certificates to and officially thanked, affirmed and validated the work done by Rose Parents at the annual Rose Parent Project lunch on 9 December 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Annual Rose Parent Project Lunch

7 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, invites you to the annual luncheon for the Rose Parent Project. Read More

DG Murray Trust Donates a Catheterisation Laboratory to Tygerberg Hospital Worth R12 Million

6 December 2011

A Catheterisation Laboratory was donated to Tygerberg Hospital in the year 2000. Since then, it had become less reliable and needed to be replaced by newer, more modern equipment. Read More

Media Alert: Emergency Medical Services Long Service Awards Ceremony

6 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will award 15 Emergency Medical Services personnel for 20 years of public service. It is a great opportunity to meet the action men and women behind the scenes who play a crucial role in emergency... Read More

Western Cape Government Proactive about Increasing Wellness

5 December 2011

Western Cape Government hosted its first Wellness Summit at the Kelvin Grove in Newlands on 8 November 2011. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Calls - 5 and 6 December 2011

5 December 2011

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to two motor vehicle accidents recently: Read More

George Hospital Celebrates World Radiography Day

4 December 2011

Radiographers and students from the South Cape Karoo region celebrated World Radiography Day at George Hospital on Saturday, 3 December 2011. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Biker Blood Run 2011

1 December 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in collaboration with the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) will host their fifth annual Biker Blood Run this Saturday. Last year EMS raised enough blood units to... Read More

Media Alert: Joint Press Conference about Child Safety on the Province's Roads This Holiday Season

1 December 2011

Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will on Monday host a press conference about child safety on the province's roads this holiday season. Read More