News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Nursing Profession Victorious in the 2012 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurses' Recognition Awards

30 October 2012

The annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Awards ceremony was held on the 30th October 2012 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. The award is an initiative of the National Ministry of Health, in partnership with the provincial departments. Read More

Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

29 October 2012

Mister President, twenty years ago, our country was truly in crisis, the CODESA negotiations had broken down and rising conflict threatened to overwhelm the prospect for a peaceful transition. In that bleak hour the ANC’s Ready to Govern document... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital's Long-Serving Employees Honoured

24 October 2012

Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 20, 30, and 40 years on 24 October 2012. Read More

Construction of Temporary Du Noon Clinic on Track

23 October 2012

The conversion of the temporary Du Noon Clinic is nearing completion. By the end of next week the City of Cape Town Health will advise on the timeframe for patient services to commence at the clinic. Read More

Cataract Surgery Marathon Helps Restore Sight in Eden and Central Karoo

18 October 2012

Following last year's successful cataract marathon, George Hospital's Ophthalmology team is on the move again to treat patients living in the Eden and Central Karoo. Read More

Beaufort West Forensic Pathology Laboratory Opens Its Doors (Simul)

18 October 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened a new R10 million forensic laboratory in Beaufort West on 15 October 2012. Read More

Beaufort West Forensic Pathology Laboratory Opens Its Doors

15 October 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened a new R10 million forensic laboratory in Beaufort West on 15 October 2012. Read More

George Hospital's Emergency Centre Officially Opened by Minister Botha

8 October 2012

George Hospital’s Emergency Centre was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 8 October 2012. Read More

George Hospital's Emergency Centre Officially Opened by Minister Theuns Botha

8 October 2012

George Hospital’s Emergency Centre was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 8 October 2012. Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

4 October 2012

Professor John Hewitson has performed thousands of surgeries in his 30 years' service at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. Read More

Mowbray Maternity Hospital Receives Equipment Worth R500 000

3 October 2012

Mowbray Maternity Hospital, through the Peninsula Maternity Trust, received a phototherapy light unit and an ultrasound/echocardiogram machine for the hospital’s Neonatal Unit, purchased by the Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (OMIGSA) and... Read More

Minister Botha Officially Opens New Ambulance Station in Vredendal

2 October 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, formally opened the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Vredendal station on 2 October 2012, of which R6.5 million of the health budget was dedicated to the increase of infrastructure in the Western... Read More

Prevention is Better (and Cheaper) than Cure

1 October 2012

Staying healthy is much cheaper than being unable to work or needing to visit the clinic often due to the complications of preventable illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes. Read More