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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Bishop Lavis MOU Receives International Baby-Friendly Accreditation

23 April 2012

Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU) celebrated its internationally recognised baby-friendly status with the official receipt of their baby-friendly accreditation certificate from the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha. Read More

Minister Botha Introduces Central Karoo District Health Council

22 April 2012

On 23 April, the Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, introduced the Central Karoo District Health Council. This is the fifth out of the Western Cape's six district health councils to be introduced to the public. Read More

Bishop Lavis MOU Receives International Baby-Friendly Accreditation

19 April 2012

Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU) will be celebrating its Baby-Friendly status with the official unveiling of their Baby-Friendly plaque on 24 April 2012. Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will attend. Read More

Introduction of the Central Karoo District Health Council

19 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will attend the inauguration meeting of the Central Karoo District Health Council and announce its members on Monday, 23 April 2012. Read More

Helderberg Hospital Receives R80 000 Donation

19 April 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Helderberg Hospital in Somerset West received a cheque to the amount of R80 000 yesterday, 19 April 2012. The cheque was handed over by the Sekunjalo Investments Limited at the ninth Annual Charity Golf Day held at... Read More

Minister Botha Opens New R15.6 Million PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

On 19 April 2012, the Western Cape Government, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa (the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) celebrated the official opening of the PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Western Cape's Chronic Medication Dispensing Largest of Its Kind in Africa

18 April 2012

At a press conference at the site where medicine parcels for the Western Cape Department of Health's 200 000 chronically ill patients are packaged, provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said that the new contract is moving into new territory... Read More

Minister Botha to Open a New R15.6 Million Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new R15.6 million Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. It will be the very first PET/CT Scanner for a public facility in the... Read More

New Khayelitsha Hospital Officially Opened

16 April 2012

Premier Helen Zille and the National Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, officially opened the new Khayelitsha Hospital on 17 April 2012. Read More

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre Hosts Second Annual Walk for Life

16 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, hosted a health walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Read More

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre to Host Second Annual Walk for Life

12 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, will be hosting a Health Walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle. Read More

Official Opening of the New Khayelitsha Hospital

11 April 2012

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, and the Provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Khayelitsha Hospital on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Read More

Update on Chronic Medication Dispensing

11 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha announced that the automated dispensing of patient medication parcels will resume as from Thursday, 12 April 2012. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts Open Day

11 April 2012

Tygerberg Hospital is hosting an open day on Thursday, 12 April 2012, on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 09:00 and Good Hope FM will broadcast... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister to Open R30 Million Upgraded Clinic in Paarl

9 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will officiate the opening of the upgraded TC Newman Community Day Centre in Paarl. Read More

R30 Million TC Newman Community Day Centre a Demonstration of Improved Health Infrastructure

9 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha officiated the opening of the R30 million upgraded TC Newman Community Day Centre in Paarl East on 10 April. Read More

CDU Services from 3 to 13 April 2012

2 April 2012

As of 1 April 2012, Western Cape Government Health appointed a new service provider for the prepacking of chronic medication. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Introduces Influenza Campaign

2 April 2012

Western Cape Government Health is embarking on an influenza vaccination campaign, which is taking place from 2 April to 30 June 2012. A total of 100 000 vaccine doses will be available for this campaign and have been allocated to all districts. Read More

Public Notice: Delay in Delivery of Chronic Medication

1 April 2012

Please note that the delivery of chronic medication is currently delayed due to the department's conversion from one service provider to another, which involves almost 200 000 prescriptions. Read More