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News and Speeches for Department of Health

EMS First to Purchase New Structural Collapse Rescue Tool

13 November 2011

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have purchased a new state-of-the-art rescue tool to the value of R100 000 to be utilised in concrete and structural collapse rescues. The Holmatro Concrete Crusher is the first of... Read More

Media Alert: Cape Winelands and George EMS Paediatric Ambulances Upgraded

13 November 2011

On 14 November and 12 December 2011, the Children's Hospital Trust will hand over two fully equipped paediatric ambulances to Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Celebrates Day of Remembrance

10 November 2011

On 11 November 2011, a Day of Remembrance was held to honour the World War II servicemen and veterans who initiated the fundraising and building of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in the early 1950's. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha to Visit Saturday Surgery Team at Red Cross Hospital

10 November 2011

On Saturday, 12 November 2011, the Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will visit the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital to meet patients and parents that are set to benefit from the Saturday surgeries made possible through a... Read More

Media Alert: Hanover Park CHC Extends Operating Hours

10 November 2011

Hanover Park Community Health Centre will offer family planning and cervical/pap smear services during extended hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and every third Saturday of the month. In keeping with the package of care, the service will very soon... Read More

Expression of Appreciation to Sponsors for Tygerberg Hospital Ward Upgrade

10 November 2011

Tygerberg Hospital unveiled a plaque this morning to express appreciation to the various sponsors who came on board to renovate A6, a cardiac ward. Read More

Media Alert: Research Showcased at Health Provincial Research Day

9 November 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Government Health will host its first Provincial Research Day at Valkenberg Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Expression of Appreciation to Sponsors for Ward Upgrade at Tygerberg Hospital

9 November 2011

Tygerberg Hospital will unveil a plaque this morning to express appreciation to the various sponsors who came on board to renovate A6, a cardiac ward. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Calls - 9 November 2011

9 November 2011

Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a major incident last night. Read More

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

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