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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Alert: Opening of New Kwanokuthula EMS Station

2 October 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, will officially open the new Kwanokuthula Emergency Medical Service (EMS) station in the Bitou district on 3 October 2011. Read More

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

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