News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accident in Tulbagh

9 September 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a heavy motor vehicle accident in Tulbagh on 10 September 2012. Read More

Alexandra Hospital Opens R4.6 Million Renovated Outpatients Department Building

9 September 2012

Alexandra Hospital's renovated Outpatient's Department building was officially opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, and Prof Craig Househam, Western Cape Head of Health, on 10 September 2012. Read More

Western Cape Government's Statement on the Rebuilding of GF Jooste Hospital

9 September 2012

The Western Cape Government would like to take this opportunity to address the concerns of community members as reflected by the Cape Metro Health Forum and doctors as reflected by the South African Medical Association with regard to the... Read More

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

8 September 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Cape Town CBD on 9 September 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Search for Missing Capetonian Near Franschhoek

6 September 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other emergency voluntary services responded to a missing person call on 7 September 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Rescuers Respond to Trench Call

3 September 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a trench call on 4 September 2012. Read More

Call Centre for Patient Complaints Yields Positive Results

3 September 2012

Within the first month since the launch of the call centre for patient complaints, the centre has logged 155 queries. Seventy-five of these queries were resolved on the same day, while 80 were referred for further investigation. Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Attends to Motor Vehicle Accident in George

2 September 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a motor vehicle accident in George on 3 September 2012. Read More

EMS Alert: Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1 and 2 September 2012

1 September 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to two major motor vehicle accidents over the weekend. 1 September 2012 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

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

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

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