News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Knocking on Doors to Knock-out TB

12 March 2013

Western Cape Government Health in the Witzenberg (Ceres) area launched a week-long Door-to-Door campaign in the towns of Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet and Wolseley. This campaign will stretch from 11 to 14 March 2013, and will culminate in a community... Read More

Montagu’s dental patients smile broadly

12 March 2013

Western Cape Health in the Cape Winelands in partnership with the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) spent the weekend of 7 – 9 March 2013 improving the oral health of 365 children and adults living in the Montagu area. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the N7, West Coast

11 March 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responds to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the West Coast Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Experiencing Technical Problems with Telephone Lines

7 March 2013

Tygerberg Hospital is currently experiencing technical problems with their telephone lines. We urge the community to dial 10177 in case of a medical emergency until further advised.The Western Cape Government strives to provide responsible service... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Medical Ward

7 March 2013

The Children's Hospital Trust hands over the upgraded ward B2 to Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha. Read More

Children’s Hospital Opens Upgraded Medical Ward

7 March 2013

Upgrades to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital's Ward B2 provide welcome relief to staff and patients. Read More

Children Undergo Life-Changing Spinal Surgery

21 February 2013

Two children had their lives changed forever after the skilled surgeons at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital operated on their spines. Read More

Do You Know Your Status?

18 February 2013

The Western Cape Government is giving you a chance to take responsibility for Read More

NHI Pilot Project Launched in Eden District

18 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today launched the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot project in the Western Cape in the district selected for this purpose - Eden.  The event took place at the George Town Hall. Read More

Media Alert: EMS Rescue Respond to Gas Explosion

13 February 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services Responded to a Gas Explosion in Contermanskloof earlier today: Read More

Malmesbury Community Day Centre Officially Opened

12 February 2013

On 12 February 2013, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, officially opened the R33 million state-of-the-art health facility in Malmesbury which replaces the old Wesbank Clinic, Oklahoma Clinic, Malmesbury satellite clinic and the... Read More

Minister Botha Makes Statement on World Cancer Day

4 February 2013

On Monday, 4 February, I will receive a memorandum from the Cancer Alliance. This forms part of a campaign to create awareness about the illness, of our lifetime - cancer. Read More

Surgery Head at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Retires

31 January 2013

Renowned surgeon Professor Alastair Millar retires after decades of service. Read More

Western Cape Government Health and Clicks Launch a Pioneering Partnership

29 January 2013

The agreement between Western Cape Government Health and the Clicks Group to provide immunisation and family planning services, including medication, to state and private patients at Clicks clinics was today officially launched at a celebration... Read More

Riversdale Hospital's International Accreditation Praised

25 January 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, unveiled the internationally-recognised Mother-and-Baby-Friendly plaque at Riversdale Hospital on 25 January 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates 75 Years of Caring

25 January 2013

Groote Schuur Hospital will have a celebration concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this iconic institution. The key note speaker at the concert will be Premier Helene Zille. Read More

Diarrhoea: Dehydration can be Prevented with an Easy Sugar Salt Solution

23 January 2013

Since the start of the diarrhoea season in November 2012, there have been four deaths in public hospitals in the Metro and two deaths in the Central Karoo. Read More

Patient Complaints Line to Roll Out Across the Province

18 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health call centre that has been available for patient complaints for 5 months now, has proven a huge success and it is envisaged that the call centre will roll out to all health facilities in the metro during the 2013 /... Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Recent WCG: Health EMS & AMS Incident Response

17 January 2013

The Western Cape Government Health: Emergency Medical Services (WCG Health: EMS) in Collaboration with the Air Mercy Services (AMS) Responded to Two Incidents Recently:16 January 2013: Read More

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