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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Red Cross Children's Hospital: Message of Thanks

6 June 2011

This message was posted on the Children's Hospital Trust's Facebook fan page by a grateful parent of a patient at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Read More

Update: Death of Two Manenberg Infants under Investigation

2 June 2011

The death of the five-month-old baby girl was not related to the vaccination as the autopsy results indicated that the baby died of natural causes. She was presented as dead on arrival at the clinic. She was not vaccinated on that particular day. Read More

Deaths of Two Manenberg Infants under Investigation

1 June 2011

Media Release by Western Cape Provincial Government and City of Cape TownThe Province and the City would like to extend their deepest condolences to the families of the two babies who died yesterday. Read More

Launch of Road to Health Booklet Spells New Monitoring System for Child's Health

1 June 2011

Health Minister, Theuns Botha, hugs new mother, Nulovuyo Jacobs of Mitchell's Plain, at the handover of the new Road to Health booklet at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. Read More

Minister Botha Launches Road to Health Booklet

30 May 2011

The Department of Health has issued the Road to Health Booklet (RtHB) to parents and guardians, which will assist health workers in monitoring the growth and development of a child's health. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Botha Launches Road to Health Booklet

29 May 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will officially launch the Road to Health Booklet on 31 May at Mowbray Maternity Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Health Facilities Fully Operational during Elections

16 May 2011

All public health facilities across the Western Cape will function as normal with a full complement staff throughout the course of Election Day (18 May). Read More

Media Alert: Touws River Taxi Accident - 15 May 2011

15 May 2011

On 15 May 2011, 5 km outside of Touws River on the N1 (direction Lainsburg) past 05:00 in the morning, a minibus taxi carrying 22 passengers rolled, causing the loss of ten people's lives and 14 injured survivors. The taxi was traveling from the... Read More

International Nurses' Day - Bursaries For Nurses

11 May 2011

Today, on International Nurses' Day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the step-down facility for chronically ill children, the St Joseph's Home, in Montana. Minister Botha spent time with 63 nurses and thanked them for... Read More

International Nurses' Day Commemorated

11 May 2011

Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1860. This was the first secular nursing school in the world. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Department of Health to Commemorate International Nurses' Day

11 May 2011

On Thursday, 12 May 2011, International Nurses' Day will be celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Read More

Media Alert: Learners in Fisantekraal Consumed Expired Chewing Gum

10 May 2011

This morning, learners from the Trevor Manuel Primary School in Fisantekraal consumed expired chewing gum. The Western Cape Department of Health's Emergency Medical Services treated approximately 200 learners between the ages of seven and 14. Read More

Media Alert: Male Circumcision Campaign Launch at Heideveld Community Health Centre

8 May 2011

The Western Cape Department of Health is embarking on a Medical Male Circumcision campaign from 12 to 19 May 2011. This campaign aims to encourage males to circumcise, which in turn reduces their chances of contracting HIV/AIDS and sexually... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital thanks its Easter donors

20 April 2011

Patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital did not miss out on Easter festivities this April. Thanks to dozens of donations of chocolates every child at the hospital was treated to Easter goodies. Read More

Mass Campaign to Screen Children under Six Years in the Western Cape

20 April 2011

The Department of Health is embarking on a three-month campaign as part of the Child Health Season, which stretches from April to June 2011. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government "Safely Home" Easter Campaign Kicks Off

19 April 2011

Provincial Government's "Safely Home" Campaign for the Easter break kicked off this afternoon. Read More

Valkenberg Hospital Hosts Second Forensic Mental Health Conference

19 April 2011

Valkenberg Hospital will host its second academic Forensic Mental Health Conference from 20 to 21 April 2011 at the hospital's Education Centre. Read More

Media Alert: Valkenberg Hospital to Host Second Forensic Mental Health Conference

18 April 2011

Valkenberg Hospital will host its second academic Forensic Mental Health Conference to provide an overview on the current practices and issues; and present research in criminal and civil forensic mental health. Read More

KwaNokuthula Community Day Centre Officially Opens

17 April 2011

Today (Monday, 18 April 2011) Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, officially opened the doors to the new KwaNokuthula Community Day Centre (CDC) in Bitou. The opening of the CDC will bring access to quality health service closer to the... Read More

G F Jooste Receives R2 Million Upgrade for Emergency Unit

11 April 2011

G F Jooste Hospital, has received over R2 million to upgrade its Emergency unit. This donation was facilitated by the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, a family trust,and funds by the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

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