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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Community Meeting Held to Present Plans for New Clinic

30 August 2013

“Sir, on behalf of the Rawsonville community, I would like to thank you that we are getting a new clinic, I just have one question, when?”  This was the question, posed by Mrs Dolly Goedeman,  that garnered enthusiastic applause from members of the... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Transplants 30th Kidney This Year

29 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited Martin Stuurman on 29 August 2013 at Groote Schuur Hospital after a kidney transplant on him on his 47th birthday, nine days ago on 20 August.Stuurman is from George in the Southern Cape. Read More

News Alert: Minister Botha to Visit a New Kidney Recipient

29 August 2013

Martin Stuurman of George received a special gift for his 47th birthday when he underwent a kidney transplant operation at Groote Schuur Hospital. Read More

New Faces on Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board

28 August 2013

The new chairperson, Mr Usman Ahmed and deputy chairperson, Mrs Penny Gill were elected onto the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Facility Board on Wednesday 21 August 2013. Read More

Rescue Staff Up for Great Honour

23 August 2013

Western Cape Government Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel have once again been named finalists in the Centrum Guardian Project 2013. Read More

New Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital CEO Introduced

20 August 2013

Dr Matodzi Mukosi was today introduced as the new CEO of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

Official Opening of Klaarstroom Clinic

19 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened Klaarstroom Clinic on 19 August 2013. The new facility covers 56 m2 and will service the community of Klaarstroom. Read More

New CEO For Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

19 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will introduce the new CEO of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital at the hospital on the afternoon of 20 August 2013. Read More

First Patient Benefits From Unique EP Studies Lab

16 August 2013

Service delivery for paediatric cardiac patients has been greatly improved by the opening of a new Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at the hospital.EP studies map irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Untreated arrhythmias can become life-threatening. Read More

Community Care Workers Graduate Top of the Class

12 August 2013

Western Cape Government Health celebrates the graduation of the new Community Care Workers on Farms. Read More

New Horizons Clinic in Plettenberg Bay to get Facelift

7 August 2013

At a community dialogue meeting in New Horizons in Plettenberg Bay earlier this week, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, announced that the health facility will undergo R4 million worth of structural changes.The expected date of... Read More

Minister Visits Award-winning Team at George Hospital's Renal Unit

5 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the renal unit at George Hospital on 5 August 2013 to personally congratulate the staff that have been acknowledged by Rotary in South Africa with their highest award – the Paul Harris award.  Read More

Briefing on Funding Models for Mossel Bay and Helderberg Hospitals

2 August 2013

On Friday, 2 August, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will host a briefing session on funding models for two new hospitals in the province – one in Mossel Bay and one in the Helderberg area. Read More