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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Minister Botha Opens New R15.6 Million PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

On 19 April 2012, the Western Cape Government, NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd and its parent company Necsa (the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation) celebrated the official opening of the PET/CT Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Western Cape's Chronic Medication Dispensing Largest of Its Kind in Africa

18 April 2012

At a press conference at the site where medicine parcels for the Western Cape Department of Health's 200 000 chronically ill patients are packaged, provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said that the new contract is moving into new territory... Read More

Minister Botha to Open a New R15.6 Million Centre at Tygerberg Hospital

18 April 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new R15.6 million Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. It will be the very first PET/CT Scanner for a public facility in the... Read More

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre Hosts Second Annual Walk for Life

16 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, hosted a health walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Read More

New Khayelitsha Hospital Officially Opened

16 April 2012

Premier Helen Zille and the National Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, officially opened the new Khayelitsha Hospital on 17 April 2012. Read More

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre to Host Second Annual Walk for Life

12 April 2012

Hanover Park Community Healthcare Centre (CHC), in association with the Allied Healthcare Practitioners, will be hosting a Health Walk event for people living with chronic pain and chronic diseases of lifestyle. Read More

Official Opening of the New Khayelitsha Hospital

11 April 2012

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, and the Provincial Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open the new Khayelitsha Hospital on Tuesday, 17 April 2012. Read More

Update on Chronic Medication Dispensing

11 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha announced that the automated dispensing of patient medication parcels will resume as from Thursday, 12 April 2012. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hosts Open Day

11 April 2012

Tygerberg Hospital is hosting an open day on Thursday, 12 April 2012, on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 09:00 and Good Hope FM will broadcast... Read More

R30 Million TC Newman Community Day Centre a Demonstration of Improved Health Infrastructure

9 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha officiated the opening of the R30 million upgraded TC Newman Community Day Centre in Paarl East on 10 April. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister to Open R30 Million Upgraded Clinic in Paarl

9 April 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will officiate the opening of the upgraded TC Newman Community Day Centre in Paarl. Read More

CDU Services from 3 to 13 April 2012

2 April 2012

As of 1 April 2012, Western Cape Government Health appointed a new service provider for the prepacking of chronic medication. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Introduces Influenza Campaign

2 April 2012

Western Cape Government Health is embarking on an influenza vaccination campaign, which is taking place from 2 April to 30 June 2012. A total of 100 000 vaccine doses will be available for this campaign and have been allocated to all districts. Read More

Public Notice: Delay in Delivery of Chronic Medication

1 April 2012

Please note that the delivery of chronic medication is currently delayed due to the department's conversion from one service provider to another, which involves almost 200 000 prescriptions. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Awards 75 Staff Members for Long Service Excellence

29 March 2012

Dedicated employees who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years were honoured at a special Long Service Awards Ceremony on 30 March for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Helps Prevent Child Mortality

28 March 2012

According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the "pneumococcus" germ remains a leading cause of serious illness among children and adults worldwide, including bacteremia (invasion of the blood stream), meningitis (infection of the linings... Read More

Western Cape Government Health Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

27 March 2012

Western Cape Government Health will honour 76 staff members at a Long Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, 30 March 2012, for 20, 30 and 40 years of public service. Read More

World TB Day, 24 March 2012

23 March 2012

On World TB Day, 24 March 2012, the Western Cape is launching its strategic plan for HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) for the period 2012-2016. Read More

Free Pregnancy Testing in Mitchell's Plain and Klipfontein Area

21 March 2012

Free pregnancy testing is available at all public healthcare facilities in the Mitchell's Plain and Klipfontein area. Read More

Transitional Challenges in the Provision of CDU Service

18 March 2012

The Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) services is in the process of being taken over by a new service provider, UTI. Read More

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