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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Unveiled

6 September 2011

For the first time, the series of Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meetings is hosted in Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO). Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha to Address Learners at Cape Town Station

5 September 2011

September is Oral Hygiene Awareness Month and the best manner in which to ensure that children do not get cavities or periodontal disease is to instill comprehensive oral hygiene through early education. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Health Minister to Visit Carel du Toit Centre

31 August 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will visit the Carel du Toit Centre for deaf children and children with speech impediments. Minister Botha will be briefed on the challenges facing the centre. Read More

Second Phase of Paarl Hospital Revitalisation Project Completed

31 August 2011

Paarl Hospital has been enjoying a total revitalisation, which includes new and improved services and areas. Read More

Groote Schuur Unveils Improved Telecommunication Services

30 August 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital always prides itself on providing the best service to the public. We want the public to feel safe when they are at the hospital, and communication with the hospital from outside must be quickly accessible at all times. Read More

Media Alert: World Health Organization's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention

28 August 2011

For the first time, the series of Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meetings will be hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Western Cape Government Health at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)... Read More

Media Alert: Security and Telephone Upgrades at Groote Schuur Hospital

28 August 2011

Groote Schuur Hospital will be having an official opening of its CCTV Control Room and the introduction of the hospital's improved telephone system. Minister Theuns Botha, Minister of Health in the Western Cape, will make the keynote address at the... Read More

Upgrades at Tygerberg Hospital's Pharmacy

24 August 2011

The working areas of the pharmacy at Tygerberg Hospital have recently undergone significant changes, which has improved patients' experience when visiting the hospital. These changes also enhanced and boosted staff morale at the pharmacy. Read More

Media Alert: Update on Knysna Accident

23 August 2011

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) have responded to a major accident which occurred 10 km outside Knysna. Read More

New Somerset Hospital Opens New Upgraded Psychiatric Unit

22 August 2011

Through the recent infrastructure improvements, New Somerset Hospital continues to improve the quality of services rendered to its patients. The hospital's newly upgraded Psychiatric Unit was officially opened today by Theuns Botha, the Minister of... Read More

Minister Botha: 51% of Psychiatry Admissions at New Somerset are Substance Abuse Related

22 August 2011

More than half of the psychiatry admissions at New Somerset Hospital are either directly related to substance abuse or have substance abuse as a contributing factor, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said today at the official... Read More

Cape Town Reproductive Health Clinic Re-opened

21 August 2011

The Cape Town Reproductive Clinic has now re-opened after it moved from its location at Cape Town train station. The clinic was forced to close temporarily in September 2010 due to the train station undergoing renovations at the time. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of R900 000 Upgraded Psychiatry Unit at New Somerset Hospital

21 August 2011

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will open the upgraded Psychiatric Unit at New Somerset Hospital. The R900 000 renovations were completed last month. The hospital's Psychiatric Ward was upgraded from a four-bed unit to... Read More

Mass Child Health Campaign Reaches 40 000 Children

9 August 2011

The Mass Child Health Campaign was launched by the Western Cape Department of Health between April and June 2011 and was later extended to the end of July 2011. The Western Cape is the only province in the country that has conducted a mass child... Read More

TC Newman Day Hospital to Hold Male Medical Circumcision Drive on 11 August

4 August 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health's TC Newman Day Hospital in Paarl is actively promoting the elective male medical circumcision (MMC) programme. Any male between the ages of 15 and 49 may make an appointment at TC Newman to have a male medical... Read More

Improved Access to Women's Health Campaign Launched

2 August 2011

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health has, since 1 August 2011, embarked on a Women's Health Campaign that will conclude on 30 October 2011. Read More

Patient Receives 1 000th Dialysis Treatment at George Hospital

31 July 2011

After being diagnosed with Malignant Hypertension at the age of 14, Riaan Smit, now aged 26, received his 1 000th dialysis treatment at George Hospital's Renal Unit. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates 100 000 ART Patients Milestone

25 July 2011

Ten years since the establishment of the first ART clinic in South Africa, the Western Cape Government is taking a moment to reflect back on the days when HIV/AIDS was seen as a death sentence. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Embraces Greater Good on Mandela Day

24 July 2011

In November 2009, the United Nations declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day. Last year, the day was marked with acts of good work in communities throughout the world with 67 minutes of volunteer service. Read More

Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) Celebrates International Nelson Mandela Day

24 July 2011

International Nelson Mandela Day was marked with acts of greater good in communities throughout the world with 67 minutes of volunteer service. Read More

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