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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Surgery Head at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Retires

31 January 2013

Renowned surgeon Professor Alastair Millar retires after decades of service. Read More

Western Cape Government Health and Clicks Launch a Pioneering Partnership

29 January 2013

The agreement between Western Cape Government Health and the Clicks Group to provide immunisation and family planning services, including medication, to state and private patients at Clicks clinics was today officially launched at a celebration... Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates 75 Years of Caring

25 January 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital will have a celebration concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this iconic institution. The key note speaker at the concert will be Premier Helene Zille. Read More

Riversdale Hospital's International Accreditation Praised

25 January 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, unveiled the internationally-recognised Mother-and-Baby-Friendly plaque at Riversdale Hospital on 25 January 2013. Read More

Diarrhoea: Dehydration can be Prevented with an Easy Sugar Salt Solution

23 January 2013

Since the start of the diarrhoea season in November 2012, there have been four deaths in public hospitals in the Metro and two deaths in the Central Karoo. Read More

Patient Complaints Line to Roll Out Across the Province

18 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that has been available for patient complaints for 5 months now, has proven a huge success and it is envisaged that the call centre will roll out to all health facilities in the metro during the 2013 /... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Recent WCG: Health EMS & AMS Incident Response

17 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services (WCG Health: EMS) in Collaboration with the Air Mercy Services (AMS) Responded to Two Incidents Recently:16 January 2013: Read More

Health Facilities to Remain Closed During Farm Worker Strike

15 January 2013

Western Cape Government Health has, after consultation with local authorities closed the following facilities (clinics) in the areas affected by the Farm Worker Strikes:De Doorns Area: Read More

Media Alert: Rescue on Riviersonderend Mountains

7 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responded to a Mountain Rescue Case Late Last Night:Sunday, 6 January 2013 Read More

Diarreale Siekte: Ken Basiese Feite

3 January 2013

'n Kind sterf van diarreale siekte en verwante siektes elke veertien sekondes. Dit beteken dat vier kinders  elke minuut sterf, 6 000 kinders  elke dag sterf en 42 000 kinders gemiddeld elke week sterf. Read More

Diarrhoeal Disease: Know the Basics

2 January 2013

A child dies of diarrhoeal disease and related diseases every fourteen seconds. That means that four children die every minute, 6 000 children die every day and 42 000 children die every week on average. Read More