News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Boy Graduates from Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Programme

31 January 2012

Hamza Ahmed of Athlone's long history with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's Breathe Easy Home Care Ventilation Programme has finally come to a happy end. The ten-year-old has been in and out of doctor's offices since he was two years old... Read More

Protect Your Preschooler from Pneumococcal Diseases

31 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health has today launched a four-month campaign to ensure that all children between 18 months and three years old, as well as high-risk children under six, receive the best possible protection from Pneumoccocal diseases such... Read More

Media Alert: Update on R45 Motor Vehicle Accident

29 January 2012

At 07:30 on the R45 between Gouda and Ceres (Saron) - Medical Rescuers and Emergency Medical Personnel worked two and a half hours to medically treat and assist 56 patients from the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Read More

Media Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on N1

29 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in the early hours of this morning. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident on R102

22 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency services responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier today. Read More

R37 Million Renovations at Riversdale Hospital and Clinic Now Complete

22 January 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the new portfolio of health facilities at Riversdale Hospital today. These include the Riversdale Hospital and Clinic which both enjoyed extensive renovations during the past four... Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New Portfolio of Health Facilities at Riversdale Hospital

19 January 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new portfolio of health facilities at Riversdale Hospital on Monday, 23 January 2012. Read More

Almost R1 Billion Reconstruction of Valkenberg Hospital to Start in January 2013

18 January 2012

For some years now, normal judicial processes have been seriously delayed because the current Valkenberg Hospital does not have the capacity to assess awaiting trial persons who have committed crimes as serious as murder. Read More

Khayelitsha District Hospital: Legal Procedures were Followed

17 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health is proud to present the new Khayelitsha District Hospital to the people of Khayelitsha. The Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will officially open the state-of-the-art facility in April 2012. Read More

Stay Cool and Hydrated to Avoid Heat Stroke

17 January 2012

In response to the heat wave that the Western Cape is currently experiencing, Western Cape Government Health has issued the following guidelines to help prevent heat stroke and exhaustion:NOTE: Read More

Upcoming Release of the Grade 3, 6 and 9 Literacy and Numeracy Testing Results

16 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe Western Cape Government firmly believes in the importance of systemic testing in the management of education and the improvement of learner performance. Read More

Media Alert: Press Conference on the R978 Million Revitalisation of Valkenberg Hospital

15 January 2012

Western Cape Ministers Theuns Botha and Robin Carlisle, responsible for the health and public works portfolios respectively, will host a joint press conference this week on the almost R1 billion revitalisation of Valkenberg Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Mountain Call

15 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a mountain rescue call earlier today. Read More

New Somerset Hospital to Upgrade Electrical System

11 January 2012

Due to the recent power failure endured by staff and patients at New Somerset Hospital, the hospital's management has decided to replace two change over breakers (ie upgrade the hospital's electrical system). Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Motorbike Accident in Pinelands

5 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motorbike accident last night. Read More

Media Alert: Silver Stream Beach Search Update

3 January 2012

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) medical and technical crews, Air Mercy Service (AMS) and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) stood down after searching for an 18 year old male for two (2) hours. South African Police Services (SAPS) have... Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Silver Stream Beach Search

3 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was called out to a beach search at Silver Stream Beach. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to Lion's Head Rescue Call

3 January 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recently responded to a mountain rescue and aquatic call. Read More