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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

First Patients to be Transferred to New Mitchells Plain Hospital

26 June 2013

History is in the making with the uptake of the first patients in the new Mitchells Plain Hospital next week. Read More

Dedicated Adolescent Psychiatry Unit Opened at Tygerberg Hospital

25 June 2013

Tygerberg Hospital’s new psychiatry unit caters for the unique needs of adolescent patients. Read More

George Hospital Doctor Receives Paul Harris Award

25 June 2013

George Hospital Renal Unit is the only state-run renal unit between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. There are currently 37 renal patients undergoing this specialised treatment at this life-saving unit. Read More

Media Alert: Power Outage at New Somerset Hospital

25 June 2013

New Somerset Hospital in Green Point is currently experiencing a power outage in the main section of the hospital building. The cause for the power outage is unknown at this stage. Read More

Inauguration Ceremony of Grabouw Community Day Centre

20 June 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, in partnership with the French Embassy, officially opened an Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) site at the Grabouw Community Day Centre (CDC) on 20 June 2013. The services offered include all outpatients... Read More

Media Alert: Grabouw Community Day Centre Inauguration Ceremony

19 June 2013

The Ambassador of France, Madame Elizabeth Barbier, and the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officially open an anti-retroviral treatment (ART) site at the Grabouw Community Day Centre on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Grabouw Community... Read More

Stamping Out Measles and Polio

12 June 2013

Western Cape Government Health in the Cape Winelands wishes to thank parents, guardians and crechés of the district for helping to ensure that polio and measles are eradicated. Read More

Hermanus Hospital Impresses Minister

10 June 2013

“If we entered Hermanus Hospital into a ‘World class’ District Hospital competition, I am sure that it would win!” stated Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha while on visit to the newly renovated and upgraded hospital on 7 June 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Smile Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

10 June 2013

Minister Botha to visit Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for Adcock Ingram Smile Week, which takes place from 11 to 15 June 2013. Read More

EMS Alert: Update on the Meiringspoort Pass Accident this Morning

10 June 2013

The heavy duty truck was actually found partially in a riverbed with the rear end of the carriage on the N12, and not down an embankment as previously stated. Read More

EMS Alert: Rescuers Respond to Heavy Duty Crash on Meiringspoort Pass

10 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently on the scene of a crash between Oudtshoorn and Beaufort West. Read More

Health Hotline Proves to Be What the Doctor Ordered

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that was initiated by provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, in August 2012, has proven so successful that it will be rolled out across the province in the next three years. The telephone and text... Read More

Media Alert: Focus on Hermanus Hospital

5 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and members of the Executive Management will visit Hermanus Hospital on 7 June 2013 to brief media on infrastructure improvements, service delivery and organisational development at the hospital. ... Read More

Media Alert: Health Hotline is Just What the Doctor Ordered

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will brief media on the outcomes of the call centre for patient complaints that piloted in August last year and is set to expand to the rest of the Western Cape.  The briefing is at the call centre... Read More