News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Western Cape Government Health Geared for Emergencies During Festive Season

19 December 2014

Statistics have shown that during the Festive Season, not only do motor vehicle accidents increase but the number of visitors to Emergency Centres due to festivity related injuries also show an upward trend. Read More

Santa brings Christmas Magic to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

18 December 2014

Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make an early annual visit to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 18 December 2014. Read More

Red Cross Honours 50 Dedicated Employees at Long Service Awards

8 December 2014

Dedicated employees, who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years, were honoured at a special Long Service Awards ceremony at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 8 December 2014. Read More

HealthNet Fleet Gains Ten Tailor-made Wheelchair Patient Transporters

2 December 2014

This morning, ahead of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities being commemorated tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, viewed the new wheelchair patient transporters that have been added to the... Read More

Khayelitsha Hospital Thuthuzela Care Centre

1 December 2014

Support For Abuse Victims At Khayelitsha Hospital  Read More

Western Cape ART-Adherence Treatment Clubs and Preventative Therapy for Newborns

1 December 2014

Based on the various challenges faced by Youth and Men, who feel that health services are not geared to meet their needs, or feel discriminated against by staff, Western Cape Government Health decided to make these two groups the focal point for... Read More


18 November 2014

The eco-friendly Hermanus Community Day Centre(CDC) is nearing completion and is expected to open its doors early next year. Read More

World Diabetes Day: Living with Diabetes

14 November 2014

Diabetes was the leading cause of death in the Western Cape accounting for 3 114 (6,7%) deaths in 2012 (Statistics SA report Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2012: Findings from death notification).The report also revealed that... Read More

Unveiling of R70 milion renovated Hermanus Hospital

14 November 2014

Today (Friday, 14 November 2014) Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha unveiled a plaque to officially open Hermanus Hospital. The hospital has undergone R 70 million revitalization project which has transformed it from a fourty-seven bed... Read More

2014 Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse's Recognition Award Ceremony

11 November 2014

The Western Cape Government Health held its annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Recognition Award ceremony on 10 November 2014 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch. This is an initiative to honor nurses for their valued contribution within the... Read More

Day of Remembrance Celebrated at Red Cross

7 November 2014

The Children’s Hospital Trust celebrated its annual Day of Remembrance on 7 November 2014 to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days of their pay towards what was to become the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

The Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre turns 10.

6 November 2014

The Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC) is celebrating 10 years of service to the public. Read More

The Western Cape Government Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Award Nominees

6 November 2014

It is with the greatest of pride that the Department introduces the Western Cape Government Health Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Award 2014 nominees. Read More

Intervention That Will Leverage More Joint Replacement Surgeries

6 November 2014

The Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, today announced an innovative intervention to address the problem of long waiting lists for hip- and knee replacements. Read More

Two New Wards for George Hospital

3 November 2014

Two new wards at George Hospital were officially opened on 24 October 2014 during a formal ceremony attended by staff and the community. The hospital boasts a new Psychiatric Ward as well as a Family Medicine Ward. Read More

Groote Schuur and Unipalm Make a Difference for Hip and Knee Surgery

29 October 2014

There are 1200 confirmed cases of patients currently on the waiting list for hip and knee surgery in the Western Cape. Read More

Annual Provincial Health Research Day 2014

24 October 2014

The Provincial Health Research Committee (PHRC) hosted its fourth annual Provincial Health Research Day at Lentegeur Hospital’s Conference Centre on 24 October 2014. The purpose of the annual Provincial Research Day is to bring together various... Read More

Diarrhoea Disease Season

14 October 2014

The diarrhoea disease season runs from November to May of the next year. Read More

World Sight Day: Good Vision does not Guarantee Good Eye Health

9 October 2014

If you can see clearly, you probably believe that your eyes are healthy. This may be true, but to maintain good eye health it is recommended to have regular, comprehensive eye exams. This exam is recommended for everyone – including children and... Read More

Occupational Therapy Week: ‘The Job for the Skills of Living’

6 October 2014

Work done by healthcare workers often does not receive the recognition it deserves largely due to the fact that most of it is done behind the scenes and rarely highlighted. Read More