News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Introduction of the Overberg District Health Council

17 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the inauguration meeting of the Overberg District Health Council, and announce its members. This is the third of the province's six district health councils to be announced in the next two months. Read More

Province and City Pulling Forces Together to Deliver Improved Health Services to the People of Du Noon

17 March 2012

In the past few weeks, Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town pulled out all of the stops to address the problems to deliver an improved healthcare service to the people of Du Noon. Read More

Press Conference on the New Du Noon Community Health Centre

14 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will host a press conference on the new Community Health Centre to be built for the residents of Du Noon. He will also give an update on temporary arrangements that have been made until the new facility is... Read More

Western Cape Will Participate in National Health Insurance Pilot

13 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha says that although the Western Cape does not support the National Health Insurance (NHI) green paper in its current format, it does not mean that the province will not participate in the NHI pilot projects. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Contributes to Reducing Alcohol Abuse

12 March 2012

Western Cape Government Health hosted a workshop specifically for non-governmental organisasions (NGOs) on 13 March 2012 at Lentegeur Hospital, Mitchell's Plain. Read More

Invitation to Nominate Members to the Independent Complaints Advisory Committee for Health

12 March 2012

In an effort to address complaints about health services effectively and efficiently, the Western Cape Government Health has established the Independent Complaints Advisory Committee where the Minister and Head of Department can refer complaints... Read More

District Health Councils Will Ensure a Better Health Service

8 March 2012

In the following two months, Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha will attend the first meetings of the six district health councils across the province and introduce the members to their local communities. Read More

Official Opening of New Grassy Park Community Day Centre

5 March 2012

The new Grassy Park Community Day Centre (CDC) was relocated to a new improved building and was officially re-opened by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, on 6 March 2012. Read More

Minister Botha Introduces the Cape Winelands District Health Council

4 March 2012

Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha introduced the Cape Winelands District Health Council today at their inaugural meeting at Brewelskloof Hospital, Worcester.The members are: Read More

Minister Botha to Open Newly Constructed Grassy Park Community Day Centre

29 February 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially re-open the newly built Grassy Park Community Day Centre on Tuesday, 6 March 2012. Read More

Paediatric Liver Transplant Changes a Life

28 February 2012

Francois Van Niekerk from Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng has become one of the more than 100 children to undergo a liver transplant at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital since 1991. Read More

Western Cape CEO Hospital Posts Not to be Advertised

28 February 2012

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, says that the Western Cape will not advertise CEO positions in tertiary hospitals, following discussions with the national health minister. Read More

Western Cape Government Health's IT System Takes Top Prize at European Symposium

28 February 2012

The Western Cape Government Health's information system, which is being implemented at public primary healthcare facilities throughout the province, received international recognition at an IT symposium in Europe. Read More

Summit Helps Transform Mental Health in South Africa

23 February 2012

The Western Cape Government Health hosted its Mental Health Summit at the Lentegeur Hospital Conference Centre in Mitchell's Plain on Friday, 24 February 2012. Read More

Khayelitsha Hospital Facility Board Appointed

15 February 2012

The first open day of the new Khayelitsha District Hospital was an opportunity for the Western Cape Government Health Department to introduce this brand-new state-of-the-art health facility to stakeholders other than patients. Read More

Early Detection and Regular Clinic Visits are Key to a Healthy Pregnancy

13 February 2012

Western Cape Government Health in the Cape Winelands wishes to congratulate the 13 152 moms who entrusted their pregnancy to us during the last year and encourage all our current and prospective moms-to-be to visit their clinic as per appointment. Read More

Alan Blyth Hospital in Ladismith Receives International Accreditation

12 February 2012

Alan Blyth Hospital celebrated its international Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation by hosting a ceremony on Monday, 13 February 2012. Read More

Media Alert: Update on Rescues in Session - 6 February 2012

6 February 2012

Update on the rescues that took place yesterday, 6 February 2012: Read More

Media Alert: Rescues in Session - 6 February 2012

5 February 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently responding to and assisting on three calls: Read More

Media Alert: Rescue Missions - 5 February 2012

4 February 2012

Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to multiple incidents over the weekend: Read More

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