News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Contingency Plans for Patients During the Unrest at De Doorns

8 November 2012

Due to the ongoing unrest in the De Doorns area, the Western Cape Government Health has after consultation with the South African Police Service, and in consideration of both staff and patients decided to keep the clinics in the De Doorns area... Read More

Closure of Clinics During Unrest in De Doorns

7 November 2012

Due to the current protest action in De Doorns, Western Cape Government Health in the Cape Winelands has closed the following three clinics: Read More

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Medical Male Circumcision Offered at Community Health Centres

28 September 2012

Hanover Park, Heideveld and Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centres (CHCs) are actively promoting the elective male medical circumcision (MMC) programme. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

27 September 2012

At the annual long service award ceremony at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital this morning, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, honoured 27 health care workers who have been in the employ of Western Cape Government Health and 8... Read More

Health Prioritises R14 Million to Build EMS Station on "Death Road"

25 September 2012

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, formally opened the EMS Leeu Gamka station on 25 September 2012. Read More

Western Cape Government Deepens Health Research in the Province

21 September 2012

The Provincial Health Research Committee (PHRC) hosted its second annual Provincial Research Day at Lentegeur Hospital’s Conference Centre on 21 September 2012. Read More

Research Showcased at Annual Provincial Health Research Day

21 September 2012

The Provincial Health Research Committee (PHRC) hosted its second annual Provincial Research Day at Lentegeur Hospital’s Conference Centre on 21 September 2012. Read More

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