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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Media Alert: Western Cape Reaches 100 000 ART Patients Milestone

24 July 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health has reached 100 000 patients on Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART). Read More

Partnership Adds Smiles to Children's Lives

21 July 2011

Baby Amber (six months) was born with a cleft lip and palate. Without help, she faces a life of loneliness and broken smiles. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Health Minister to Participate in Simulation of Disaster Incident in Worcester

20 July 2011

Tonight, the Western Cape Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services will simulate a major disaster accident to evaluate areas for improvement. Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will also partake in this evening's exercise. Read More

Public Awareness Announcement: Emergency Services Prepare for Future Major Incidents

20 July 2011

The Western Cape Government Health would like to advise Worcester residents that a major incident training exercise will take place this evening (Thursday, 21 July) from 18:00 until 22:00. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

13 July 2011

Jeffrey Isaacs spent the largest part of his working life at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The 65-year-old of Mitchell's Plain started working at the hospital as a labourer in 1971. He retired in February 2011 after 40 years of... Read More

Media Alert: Emergency Services Invites Media to Attend Training Exercise

13 July 2011

When an incident occurs that affects a large amount of people, communities look to provincial and local emergency services to deliver effective services as their lives depend on this assistance. Emergency services cannot be unprepared when the call... Read More

Media Alert: Three Red Cross Hospital Employees to Receive Awards for 40 Years of Service

12 July 2011

Almost 60 employees of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital will receive awards for prolonged years of service to the Western Cape Department of Health. Three of the 56 awardees will be awarded for 40 years of service. Read More

Tollman Donation to Renal Unit for Dialysis

30 June 2011

Groote Schuur is proud to announce a generous donation of R525 000 to its Renal Unit from Dr Arnold Tollman's family. Arnold Tollman, who was born in Cape Town, suffered from kidney disease for an extensive period of his life and required a kidney... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Appoints NGOs on Provincial AIDS Council

28 June 2011

Today, 29 June 2011, marked an important date in the history of the Provincial AIDS Council in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Franschhoek Pass

28 June 2011

The Provincial Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently working on the scene of a motor vehicle accident where a Sasko flour truck lost control due to brake failure and plunged over the side of the mountain in the... Read More

Media Alert: Introduction of Provincial AIDS Council to Media

28 June 2011

The Provincial AIDS Council meets quarterly to determine the future proactive strategies with regard to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in communities across the province. Read More

Media Alert: Vaccination Shortages Update

26 June 2011

For a period of about six weeks there has been a short supply of the vaccinations Pentaxim and Prevenar at community health centres. However, the situation has since been resolved. Read More

Medscheme Delivers a R100 000 Neonatal Incubator to New Somerset Hospital

26 June 2011

The Medscheme Group has a delivered a much-needed incubator, worth R100 000, to New Somerset Hospital's Neonatal Unit. Read More

Media Alert: Medscheme Group Delivers R100 000 Neonatal Incubator to New Somerset Hospital

23 June 2011

New Somerset Hospital's Neonatal Unit will receive a much needed incubator from the Medscheme Group, worth nearly R100 000. The donation will benefit the hospital and, most importantly, the premature babies who need them. Read More

Update: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning. Read More

Media Alert: Old Paarl Road Motor Vehicle Accident

23 June 2011

The Provincial Western Cape Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Western Cape Department of Health Walks Away with Top Performing Government Award

23 June 2011

On Thursday night, 23 June 2011, Prof Craig Househam, Head of the Western Cape Department of Health, won the Top Performing Government Leader Award at the Annual African Access Business Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Surgical Skills Training Centre

21 June 2011

The new Surgical Skills Training Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which was officially opened on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer training in paediatric endoscopic surgery. Read More

New Forensic Pathology Laboratory Set to Improve Health Services in Winelands

9 June 2011

The newly constructed Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Paarl was officially opened today and complements the expansion of health facilities in the Winelands, with the official opening of the Emergency Unit at Paarl Hospital last year and the... Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Paarl Forensic Pathology Laboratory

8 June 2011

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Paarl Forensic Pathology Facility on the premises of the TC Newman Community Health Centre tomorrow, 10 June 2011. Read More

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