News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape Will Not Agree to Centralisation of Hospitals - Western Cape Minister of Health

28 December 2012

Groote Schuur Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital are Western Cape provincial institutions, functioning properly and we will not agree to the nationalisation of these facilities, says Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha. Read More

Certain Medicines Limited, but Not Out of Stock

20 December 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, pointed out that there are some medicines of limited stock, but medicines are not out of stock. Read More

EMS Alert: MVA Under R300 Bridge/ AZ Berman Drive

18 December 2012

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Responded to a Crash Today: Read More

WCG Health: EMS Responded to a Motor Vehicle Crash on the N1

13 December 2012

20h01 - N1, direction De Doorns, 50km outside of the town (opposite Bo Plaas) - Crash between a bus and taxi. Read More

It's Holiday Season, but HIV does not take a holiday

12 December 2012

It is the festive season and while it is a time to relax and have fun, the Western Cape Government Health urges citizens to do so responsibly. Read More

New Wards for Staff and Patients of Worcester Hospital

11 December 2012

Western Cape Government Health commissioned three new wards at Worcester Hospital on Tuesday, 11 December.  The renovation and refurbishing of the wards form an integral part of Phase 4 of the Worcester Hospital Revitalisation Project, which started... Read More

World AIDS Day Commemoration - 30 November 2012

30 November 2012

The Western Cape Government Health is commemorating World AIDS Day (WAD) today, 30 November 2012, with a Production Event at the His People Centre in Goodwood, Cape Town. The aim of the event is to showcase the magnitude of this international topic. Read More

World Aids Day 2012: Getting to Zero

30 November 2012

World Aids Day is commemorated every year to highlight the dangers of the epidemic and continue the awareness campaigns to minimise new infections. Read More

Media Alert: Youth - the Key Focus for World AIDS Day 2012

29 November 2012

Western Cape Government Health will have a World AIDS Day celebration with a Production Event where approximately 1 500 guests, ranging from high profile dignitaries to the youth of Cape Town will attend.  Read More

Media Alert: New Somerset Hospital Hosts Academic Day to Celebrate its 150th Anniversary

29 November 2012

The year 2012 marks 150 years since the completion of the New Somerset Hospital building. As part of celebrating 150 years of service excellence and being the oldest academic hospital, New Somerset Hospital will commemorate its 150th anniversary... Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Week: 26 to 29 November 2012

27 November 2012

In many cases pregnancy results in premature or underweight babies being born. These infants are faced with risks such as underdeveloped lungs, the risk of infection, as well as jaundice and anaemia in more severe cases. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Helps You Understand Your Condition Better

23 November 2012

Chronic Diseases Season: 1 November - 31 December 2012 Read More

Agreement Between the Health Department and Clicks Set to Improve Access to Healthcare

21 November 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today announced an agreement signed between Western Cape Government Health and the Clicks Group that will enable the pharmacy group to provide immunisations and family planning stock to state patients. Read More

New R 1.7 Million Haematology Unit for Tygerberg Hospital

19 November 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, opened a new R1.7 million haematology unit at Tygerberg Hospital on 19 November 2012. Read More

Official Opening of Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic

13 November 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, in conjunction with the South African Medical and Education Foundation officially opened the Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic at Heideveld Community Health Centre (CHC), Monday, 12 November 2012. Read More

Closure of Clinics in Ceres, Robertson and DeDoorns

13 November 2012

Due to the continued escalaltion of protest action, Western Cape Government Health in the Cape Winelands has closed the following clinics in the towns of De Doorns, Ceres and Robertson:  Read More

100% Pass Rate for Worcester Hospital’s Nursing School

13 November 2012

For any student graduation day is the moment when all the hard work, long nights and studying comes together and calls for celebration. The graduation of 87 nurses of Worcester Hospital’s Nursing School yet again gave Western Cape Government Health... Read More

Minister Botha to Officially Open Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic

12 November 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, together with the South African Medical and Education Foundation will officially open the Heideveld Infectious Diseases Clinic at Heideveld Community Health Centre. Read More

Otto du Plessis Hospital Celebrates 50 Years of Existence

12 November 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today celebrated Otto du Plessis Hospital’s 50 years of existence with the hospital staff members. The hospital was established in 1962 and serviced a community of Bredasdorp and surrounds. Read More

New R1.35 Million Infectious Diseases Unit for Heideveld Community Health Centre

12 November 2012

Mitchells Plain is the area with the highest number of reported TB cases with 1595 out of a 100 000 population, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said today. Read More

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