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News and Speeches for Department of Health

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to a Search and Rescue in George

29 June 2012

At 20:02 the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a search and rescue in the George area. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Smouldering House in Mossel Bay

27 June 2012

At 08:02, Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a smouldering house in KwaNonqaba, Mossel Bay. The cause of the smoke is being investigated by the South African Police Service. Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Voortrekker Road

20 June 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier. Read More

Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Medical Ward

18 June 2012

The B1 Medical Ward at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital has received a much needed R13.6 million upgrade and will be officially opened on Tuesday, 19 June. Read More

Better Together Cycle Tour - Premier Hands over Bicycles to Community Care Workers in Mossel Bay

17 June 2012

Premier Helen Zille's Better Together cycle tour from Plettenberg Bay to Khayelitsha to promote healthy lifestyles will arrive in Mossel Bay this afternoon. Read More

EMS Alert: 29 Children Injured in Minibus Accident

14 June 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene of a minibus accident. Read More

GF Jooste Hospital to be Re-constructed

14 June 2012

Media Statement by Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Telephone Lines Restored

12 June 2012

Tygerberg Hospital's telephone system has been restored and all telephone lines are working. The community can now phone the hospital directly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Read More

EMS Communications Centre Telephone Lines Restored

12 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would like to thank the public for their patience and support during the technical problems EMS experienced yesterday. Read More

EMS Communications Centre Experiencing Technical Problems

11 June 2012

The Emergency Medical Services' Communications Centre in Cape Town is currently experiencing technical problems. We urge the community to use 107 (instead of 10177) in case of a medical emergency until further notice. Read More

Public Health Service Issues to be Raised by March in City Centre

11 June 2012

Media Statement by Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of HealthFollowing the Western Cape Department of Health's withdrawal of funding from the Cape Metro Health Forum, the forum is holding a march in the city centre this morning. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Three Separate Incidents

6 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three significant incidents on 7 June 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Suspected Gas Leak in Epping

5 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Local Fire and Rescue Cape Town worked together on a gas leak call earlier today. Read More

Wesfleur Hospital to Undergo R14-Million Reconstruction

4 June 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the Wesfleur Hospital in Atlantis on 5 June to inspect the maintenance and upgrade work currently in process, and to discuss next year's R11-million reconstruction of the emergency services unit... Read More

EMS Alert: Severe Motor Vehicle Accidents in Cape Town

3 June 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rescue unit responded to two serious accidents over the weekend and this morning. Read More