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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Saturday Surgeries Initiative at Children's Hospital will Alleviate Surgery Waiting List

27 August 2012

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Trust have once again partnered with Mediclinic Southern Africa to fund another series of "Saturday Surgeries". Read More

Security Situation at New Somerset Hospital to be Reviewed

27 August 2012

Last week, 23 August 2012, copper piping was stolen from the water reservoir above the seventh floor of New Somerset Hospital in Green Point, which resulted in flooding of the hospital's four main lifts and basement. Read More

New Somerset Hospital's Lifts Non-functional Due to Copper Theft

25 August 2012

On Thursday, 23 August 2012, copper piping was stolen from the water reservoir above the seventh floor of New Somerset Hospital in Green Point, which resulted in flooding of the hospital's four main lifts and basement. Read More

New Somerset Hospital's Lifts Non-Functional due to Copper Theft

24 August 2012

On 23 August 2012, copper piping was stolen from the water reservoir above the seventh floor of New Somerset Hospital in Green Point, which resulted in flooding of the hospital's four main lifts and basement. Read More

Pharmacist of the Year Awarded at Provincial Pharmacy Conference

23 August 2012

Western Cape Head of Health, Professor Craig Househam, handed over the Pharmacist of the Year 2012 Award on 24 August 2012 at a gala dinner held at Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch. Read More

Call Centre with Same-Day Turnaround Time for Patient Complaints

22 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today announced a pilot project to address patient complaints. This is an initiative by Minister Botha to create a communication channel for patients who are unhappy about health services and want... Read More

Neigbourhood Watches Mobilised to Escort Paramedics into Risk Areas

19 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, will brief the media on 21 August 2012 on a pilot to mobilise neighbourhood watches to escort paramedics when they enter high-risk areas. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Rescue Divers Search for Missing Child

14 August 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a possible drowning on 15 August 2012. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

7 August 2012

Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Read More

New Emergency Centre under Construction at Karl Bremer Hospital

6 August 2012

The new Emergency Centre currently under construction at Karl Bremer Hospital will broaden the scope of health services on offer to a complete package of primary healthcare services to patients from the northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, the... Read More

EMS Alert: Currently Searching for Missing Ambulance and EMS Practitioner in Kogmanskloof River

6 August 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently searching for an EMS practitioner and ambulance that went missing in the Kogmanskloof River in Montagu. Read More

New R53 Million Emergency Centre Currently Under Construction at Karl Bremer Hospital

5 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will brief the media on the new emergency centre currently under construction at Karl Bremer Hospital on 7 August 2012. There will also be a short presentation with artist's impressions on the new... Read More

Call Centre with Same-Day Turnaround Time for Patient Complaints

5 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today announced a pilot project to address patient complaints. This is an initiative by Minister Botha to create a communication channel for patients who are unhappy about health services and want... Read More

Announcement of Call Centre System to Facilitate Patient Complaints

2 August 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will announce details on 3 August 2012 of a patient complaint system to be piloted over the next three months at selected health care facilities. Minister Botha will also address patients on the... Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Main Road, Hout Bay

1 August 2012

The Western Cape Health: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident earlier today.At 09:05 on Main Road, Hout Bay - EMS Rescuers and Practitioners treated and transported 17 patients on the scene of a side collision... Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident on Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

1 August 2012

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