News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Fortified Against Shooting

20 December 2013

Following a shooting incident at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) in October this year, safety and security mechanisms have been installed to safeguard the facility. It is now a fortress in many ways. Read More

Diarrhoeal Season is Here

20 December 2013

Every year between the beginning of November and the end of May thousands of babies and toddlers across the province access Western Cape Government Health facilities seeking treatment for dehydration due to diarrhoea. Read More

Prevent Diving Accidents this Holiday Season – Dive Feet First

20 December 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital’s Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit admits and treats an average of seven patients every year who sustain severe neck injuries secondary to diving accidents. Read More

Cavalcade Brings Santa Claus to Town

19 December 2013

Father Christmas made his early annual visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 19 December 2013. Read More

Supply of Measles and Hepatitis B Vaccines Back on Track

2 December 2013

Following the announcement last week of a shortage of Measles and Hepatitis B vaccines across South Africa, the Western Cape medicine stock unit has received the vaccines. The stocks are currently being delivered to all health facilities in the... Read More

Shortage of Measles and Hepatitis Vaccines

27 November 2013

A shortage of Measles and Hepatitis B vaccines is currently being experienced across South Africa. Read More

Western Cape Government Launches Wellness Mobiles to Screen Learners

25 November 2013

The Western Cape Government is delighted to announce an exciting new health initiative that will expand the access to healthcare services of learners in schools in the Western Cape. Read More

Local Government Awarded Top Walk4Health Team

25 November 2013

Increased energy and vitality is one of the spin-offs of regular exercise and this exuberance was indeed tangible at the Walk4Health awards evening held at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) on 25 November 2013. Read More

Over 60 Nurses Graduate from Worcester Hospital Nursing School

22 November 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha congratulates the 62 nurses who was awarded certificates and badges at the Worcester-East Church Hall in Worcester on Thursday, 14 November 2013. Read More

Minister Botha Welcomes New Health Emergency Medical Services Director

22 November 2013

On Friday, 22 November 2013 Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially announced the appointment of the new Director of Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

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

21 November 2013

A total of 39 Red Cross Children’s Hospital employees were honoured for their many years of dedicated service to the people of the Western Cape. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates 2 500 Kidney Transplants

21 November 2013

The Groote Schuur Hospital is proud to be the only transplant centre in the country with a dedicated transplant team. As part their most recent milestone, patients who have had kidney transplants at the hospital were invited to tell their story. Read More

Local Rescue Diver Receives International Commendation for Bravery at Sea

21 November 2013

On 22 November 2013, Fabian Higgins boards a plane to the United Kingdom where he will receive his commendation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for demonstrating exceptional bravery at sea. Read More

Relocation of Ruyterwacht Community Day Centre

20 November 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the newly built Ruyterwacht Community Day Centre at its new premises on 20 November 2013. It is a R11 million facility, with an additional health technology budget of R2.5 million. Read More

Minister Botha Condemns Attack on EMS Vehicle

20 November 2013

On 20 November 2013 at 6:25 an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fleet manager at our workshop in Pinelands was en route to Cape Town from the Eastern Division via the N2 when he noticed protestors burning tyres, mobile toilet buckets and various... Read More

Diabetes Type 2 a Leading Cause of Death in the Western Cape

14 November 2013

Today is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes type 2 is responsible for the death of 4% of the Western Cape's population. Learn how to prevent and treat this illness and read the personal account of a diabetes type 2 patient. Read More

Premier Helen Zille Officially Unveils the New Mitchells Plain Hospital

12 November 2013

History was made in bringing health services closer to the people when the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, and the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the new Mitchells Plain Hospital on 12 November 2013. Read More

A Medical Qualification is now within your Reach – Opportunity for Bursaries (Full-Time Study)

8 November 2013

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Health is offering bursaries for full-time study. In order to apply for a bursaries one must be a South African citizen wanting to embark on full-time studies and preferably be a resident of the Western... Read More

Outsourced Family Planning and Vaccine Services Improve Patient Experience

5 November 2013

Since last year November 2012, the Department of Health has concluded 113 contracts with private providers in the Metro District. Read More

Walk4Health Team Leader Board: 1 November 2013

1 November 2013

Each department within Western Cape Government is represented by a four-member team; comprising the Premier or the respective minister, head of department or senior manager, an employee and an intern; and will be competing head-to-head with each... Read More