News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Facts About Unhealthy Lifestyles

2 October 2013

A report drafted by Western Cape Government Health’s Health Promotions Directorate carries a clear message: unhealthy lifestyles are killing us.The report summarises the burden of disease profile in the province’s six health dixstricts: Read More

Western Cape Government Health Urges Citizens to Become Blood Donors

1 October 2013

Western Cape Government Health purchases blood products to the value of R13 million per month from Western Province Blood Transfusion Services. The purchase is for about 20 000 blood products on a monthly basis. The projected expenditure for this... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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