News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Update on Phased Closure of GF Jooste Hospital

27 September 2013

The phased closure of GF Jooste Hospital and the commissioning of Mitchells Plain Hospital have commenced. The movements that will impact on the functioning of GF Jooste Hospital will take place in the next few days. Read More

Saturday Surgeries Set for Third Successful Run

25 September 2013

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will run its third successful Saturday Surgeries initiative between September 7 and October 26. The project will alleviate waiting lists for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and General Paediatric Surgeries, some... Read More

Provincial Government, Traditional Leaders Sign Medical Male Circumcision Agreement

20 September 2013

The event is the signing of a landmark agreement between Chief Mayataza, leader of the local traditional initiation forum and respected community leader in the Langeberg, and Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Western Cape Minister of Health, Traditional Leaders Sign Agreement

19 September 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will officiate the signing of the memorandum of undertaking between Chief Mayataza of the local traditional initiation forum and respected community leader in the Langeberg, and Western Cape Government... Read More

Update on Status of Vaccine Availability

18 September 2013

In the Western Cape controlled stock of measles, hepatitis and polio vaccines are allocated to healthcare facilities so that children that have not been immunised with the antigens can be administered these vaccines. Read More

Keep in Contact with Healthcare Facilities During Vaccine Shortages

16 September 2013

Currently across South Africa, in the public and private sector, there is a shortage of oral polio vaccine, measles vaccine and hepatitis B-vaccine. Read More

Provincial Pharmacist's Assistant of the Year 2013 Awarded

9 September 2013

The prestigious Western Cape Pharmacist’s Assistant of the Year 2013 Award was presented to Maritza Visser on 6 September 2013 at a gala dinner held at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Read More

Western Cape's Health Facilities Under Pressure

6 September 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, says that the current pressures at Western Cape health facilities across the service platform, not only at hospitals and emergency centres, are real. “It is true that public health services are under... Read More

Extended Service Hours at Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre

2 September 2013

Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC) is now offering woman and child health extended service hours for working mothers.The services will be rendered for working mothers on weekdays from 16:30 to 21:00 and on Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00. Read More