News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape Government Health Honours Dedicated Staff at Long Service Awards

28 March 2013

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 today for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. The event was held at the Nico... Read More

Let's Stop TB in Our Lifetime

22 March 2013

World TB Day is commemorated on 24 March 2013. Every year, the Western Cape Government's Department of Health creates awareness about the causes, symptoms and treatment available for this infectious disease. Read More

Deputy President Motlanthe to Address the World TB Day Commemoration

20 March 2013

Journalists are invited to the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorations to be addressed by the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the National AIDS Council (SANAC). Read More

World TB Day: Get Tested for HIV and TB

18 March 2013

At a public march in the Cape Town city centre on 18 March 2013 in view of World TB day, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said the dual scourge of HIV and TB can only be dealt with if a patient is diagnosed.   Read More

Extended Service Times at Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park and Gugulethu

18 March 2013

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC), Hanover Park CHC and Gugulethu CHC are now offering mother and child extended hours services for working mothers.The services will now be rendered for working mothers on weekdays from 16:30 to 21:00 and... Read More

Ackerman Family Foundation Donation For Victoria Hospital Paediatric Upgrade

14 March 2013

A generous R5 million donation by The Ackerman Family Foundation has laid the stepping stones for the much needed upgrade of Victoria Hospital’s paediatric unit. Read More

Montagu’s dental patients smile broadly

12 March 2013

Western Cape Health in the Cape Winelands in partnership with the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) spent the weekend of 7 – 9 March 2013 improving the oral health of 365 children and adults living in the Montagu area. Read More

Knocking on Doors to Knock-out TB

12 March 2013

Western Cape Government Health in the Witzenberg (Ceres) area launched a week-long Door-to-Door campaign in the towns of Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet and Wolseley. This campaign will stretch from 11 to 14 March 2013, and will culminate in a community... Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the N7, West Coast

11 March 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the West Coast Read More

Children’s Hospital Opens Upgraded Medical Ward

7 March 2013

Upgrades to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital's Ward B2 provide welcome relief to staff and patients. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Medical Ward

7 March 2013

The Children's Hospital Trust hands over the upgraded ward B2 to Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Experiencing Technical Problems with Telephone Lines

7 March 2013

Tygerberg Hospital is currently experiencing technical problems with their telephone lines. We urge the community to dial 10177 in case of a medical emergency until further advised.The Western Cape Government strives to provide responsible service... Read More