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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Independent Complaints Advisory Committee Appointed to Investigate Health-Related Matters

30 May 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, has appointed the members of the interim Independent Complaints Advisory Committee, which will serve as a temporary body while provincial legislation is drafted to establish a statutory body that... Read More

Chronic Dispensing Unit Update

28 May 2012

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Western Cape Government Signs Multilateral Agreement for Health Professionals

28 May 2012

A historic multilateral agreement was signed on 29 May between the Western Cape Government and the universities in the province that train health workers. Read More

Western Cape Government Withdraws Funding to Cape Metro Health Forum

24 May 2012

The Western Cape Government Health wishes to announce that all District Health Councils (DHC) in the province, including the Metro District, have now been established in accordance with the District Health Council Act. Read More

Official Opening of Oudtshoorn Clinic and International Accreditation for Oudtshoorn Hospital

24 May 2012

The previous clinic was situated in the centre of town near a busy and noisy taxi rank and bus terminus in Regent Street. The structure of the clinic in Regent Street was unpractical and it was therefore decided to relocate the clinic to the new... Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident on N1, Monte Vista Turn-off

23 May 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier this morning. Read More

Western Cape Health Foundation Shows the Province is Seeking Solutions

23 May 2012

The establishment of the Western Cape Health Foundation is a bold step into the territory of fundraising, the provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, said on 24 May when officially announcing the foundation. Read More

Official Opening of Oudtshoorn Clinic and Unveiling of International Baby-Friendly Accreditation

22 May 2012

On 25 May, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the Oudtshoorn Clinic. He will also visit the Oudtshoorn Hospital to unveil the hospital's plaque acknowledging their international Baby- and Mother-Friendly... Read More

Minister Botha to Officially Announce the Western Cape Health Foundation

21 May 2012

The Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will make an official announcement about the newly established health foundation for the province at the quarterly meeting of the Public Private Health Forum on 24 May 2012.Other issues of public interest on the... Read More

Health Minister Opens New R11.7 Million Ambulance Station in Ceres

20 May 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, opened the new R11.7 million Emergency Medical Services Station in Ceres on 21 May. Read More

Official Opening of New Ceres EMS Station

17 May 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Ceres Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Station in the Cape Winelands District on 21 May 2012. Read More

Private Sector Investment in Groote Schuur Hospital Demonstrates Confidence in our Health Service

14 May 2012

At the opening of the refurbished maternity reception area at Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, said the conditions at Western Cape hospitals are in stark contrast to health services in other provinces. Read More

Rebuilding Nursing Image in the Spotlight at Provincial Nurses' Day

14 May 2012

At an event attended by approximately 400 nurses of the Western Cape Department of Health, the provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said that the rebuilding of the social image of nursing fits in with the department's Healthcare 2020... Read More

Drastic Interventions to Shorten Long Queues at Clinics

11 May 2012

The problems with the roll-out of chronic medication was this week addressed by senior area managers visiting the facilities, getting involved on the ground and directing patients into streams for better flow. Read More

Minister Botha Introduces Cape Town Metro District Health Council

8 May 2012

On 9 May, the Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha introduced the Cape Town Metro district health council. This concludes the process of establishing health councils in all six of the province's districts. Read More

Update on Chronic Medication Situation

7 May 2012

The packaging and delivery of chronic medication to Western Cape health facilities, more specifically the Metro, is still not operating at full capacity and this has unfortunately led to long queues at some clinics. Read More

Cape Town Metro District Health Council to be Introduced

7 May 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the inauguration meeting of the Cape Town Metro District Health Council. This will conclude the initial process of establishing district health councils in each region in the Western Cape in... Read More

Harry Comay TB Hospital Re-Equipped with New Beds Worth R1 Million

6 May 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, visited Harry Comay TB Hospital in George this morning to view the 100 new beds purchased for the hospital at a cost of more than R1 million. Read More