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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

Breast is Best: Breastfeeding Week 2013

31 July 2013

Western Cape Government Health will form part of International Breastfeeding Week, which takes place from 1 to 7 August. Read More

Medical Male Circumcision Services Available at Health Facilities

30 July 2013

Medical male circumcision services are offered at the various Western Cape health centres.Get all the information and make an appointment. Read More

Labour Unions Join Forces with Ambulance Personnel

30 July 2013

Western Cape Government Health, together with the representative unions (PSA, Nehawu, Hospersa, Denosa and Nupsaw) in the Western Cape Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Chamber (WCPHSDSBC) have joined together to raise their... Read More

EMS Alert: EMS Responds to Suspected Gas Leak in Grassy Park

16 July 2013

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a suspected gas leak in Diaz Road, Grassy Park at 13:37. According to EMS rescue personnel on scene, six patients were inside the dwelling. On arrival, three patients... Read More

Robertson Hospital is Public Institutional Pharmacy of the Year

3 July 2013

Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that Robertson Hospital’s pharmacy was awarded the National Public Institutional Pharmacy of the Year Award by the Pharmacy Council of South Africa at their annual awards ceremony held at Sun City... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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