News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Hanover Park Community Health Centre Fortified Against Shooting

20 December 2013

Following a shooting incident at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre (CHC) in October this year, safety and security mechanisms have been installed to safeguard the facility. It is now a fortress in many ways. Read More

Diarrhoeal Season is Here

20 December 2013

Every year between the beginning of November and the end of May thousands of babies and toddlers across the province access Western Cape Government Health facilities seeking treatment for dehydration due to diarrhoea. Read More

Prevent Diving Accidents this Holiday Season – Dive Feet First

20 December 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital’s Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit admits and treats an average of seven patients every year who sustain severe neck injuries secondary to diving accidents. Read More

Cavalcade Brings Santa Claus to Town

19 December 2013

Father Christmas made his early annual visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 19 December 2013. Read More

Supply of Measles and Hepatitis B Vaccines Back on Track

2 December 2013

Following the announcement last week of a shortage of Measles and Hepatitis B vaccines across South Africa, the Western Cape medicine stock unit has received the vaccines. The stocks are currently being delivered to all health facilities in the... Read More