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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape Government Health Awards 75 Staff Members for Long Service Excellence

29 March 2012

Dedicated employees who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years were honoured at a special Long Service Awards Ceremony on 30 March for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Helps Prevent Child Mortality

28 March 2012

According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the "pneumococcus" germ remains a leading cause of serious illness among children and adults worldwide, including bacteremia (invasion of the blood stream), meningitis (infection of the linings... Read More

Western Cape Government Health Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

27 March 2012

Western Cape Government Health will honour 76 staff members at a Long Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, 30 March 2012, for 20, 30 and 40 years of public service. Read More

World TB Day, 24 March 2012

23 March 2012

On World TB Day, 24 March 2012, the Western Cape is launching its strategic plan for HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) for the period 2012-2016. Read More

Free Pregnancy Testing in Mitchell's Plain and Klipfontein Area

21 March 2012

Free pregnancy testing is available at all public healthcare facilities in the Mitchell's Plain and Klipfontein area. Read More

Transitional Challenges in the Provision of CDU Service

18 March 2012

The Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) services is in the process of being taken over by a new service provider, UTI. Read More

Province and City Pulling Forces Together to Deliver Improved Health Services to the People of Du Noon

17 March 2012

In the past few weeks, Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town pulled out all of the stops to address the problems to deliver an improved healthcare service to the people of Du Noon. Read More

Introduction of the Overberg District Health Council

17 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the inauguration meeting of the Overberg District Health Council, and announce its members. This is the third of the province's six district health councils to be announced in the next two months. Read More

Press Conference on the New Du Noon Community Health Centre

14 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will host a press conference on the new Community Health Centre to be built for the residents of Du Noon. He will also give an update on temporary arrangements that have been made until the new facility is... Read More

Western Cape Will Participate in National Health Insurance Pilot

13 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha says that although the Western Cape does not support the National Health Insurance (NHI) green paper in its current format, it does not mean that the province will not participate in the NHI pilot projects. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Contributes to Reducing Alcohol Abuse

12 March 2012

Western Cape Government Health hosted a workshop specifically for non-governmental organisasions (NGOs) on 13 March 2012 at Lentegeur Hospital, Mitchell's Plain. Read More

Invitation to Nominate Members to the Independent Complaints Advisory Committee for Health

12 March 2012

In an effort to address complaints about health services effectively and efficiently, the Western Cape Government Health has established the Independent Complaints Advisory Committee where the Minister and Head of Department can refer complaints... Read More

District Health Councils Will Ensure a Better Health Service

8 March 2012

In the following two months, Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the first meetings of the six district health councils across the province and introduce the members to their local communities. Read More

Official Opening of New Grassy Park Community Day Centre

5 March 2012

The new Grassy Park Community Day Centre (CDC) was relocated to a new improved building and was officially re-opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 6 March 2012. Read More

Minister Botha Introduces the Cape Winelands District Health Council

4 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha introduced the Cape Winelands District Health Council today at their inaugural meeting at Brewelskloof Hospital, Worcester.The members are: Read More