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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Diarrhoea Season is Here

28 February 2014

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

State of Health in the Province - 5 Years Later

28 February 2014

Minister Theuns Botha addresses the media at the Khayelitsha Hospital about all the achievements and milestones to date that the department has encountered on Thursday 27 February 2014. Read More

School Health Week

28 February 2014

Did you know that 4-8 March 2014 is School Health Week? Read More

Media Alert: State of Health in the Province - 5 Years Later

27 February 2014

On Thursday morning, 27 February 2014 the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will host a media briefing at Khayelitsha Hospital on the progress with projects initiated in his term of office.The main themes are the following: Read More

Advanced Technology for George Hospital

26 February 2014

State Eye Surgeon Dr Nicolaas Stempels from George Hospital is grinning from ear to ear at the latest equipment that was recently purchased by the Western Cape Government Health for R460 000 -  a multi spot green laser. Read More

Analysis Of Service Pressures at Health Facilities Across the Province

21 February 2014

Analysis of service pressures at health facilites across the province demonstrates a 28, 8% population increase. Bed occupancy rates at certain hospitals exceed 100%. Read More

Chronic Medicine Patient Receive Parcel Number 5 Million

18 February 2014

More than 215,000 patients receiving chronic medicine in the Western Cape each month – and number will reach 300,000 in March 2015  Read More

Pregnancy Awareness Week

13 February 2014

From 10 to 16 February the Department of Health puts the spotlight on pregnancy and aims provide pregnant women, their partners and the community with information to ensure a safe pregnancy for both mother and baby. Read More

Minister Botha Visits Drakenstein to Monitor Delivery of Medication Parcels

13 February 2014

Today the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited Dalvale in Drakenstein to oversee the delivery of chronic medication parcels to a chronic disease support group. Read More

Chronic Disease Lifestyle Support Group Launch

10 February 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today announced the official launch of the new Chronic Disease Lifestyle (CDL) Support Group at the Honeyside Clinic in Klipfontein sub-district.  Read More

New Ambulance Station for Tulbagh Area

10 February 2014

This morning (7th February) the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, unveiled the new ambulance station in Tulbagh. The project budget was R6.7 million. The event was attended by local councillors, EMS staff, and health managers and of... Read More

Local Nurse Receives Henrietta Stockdale Award

10 February 2014

Anne-Mare Syfers from the paediatric unit at the George Hospital received the Henrietta Stockdale Award from the University of Cape Town(UCT), Division of Nursing and Midwifery. Students who have attained their Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing and... Read More

Interventions at Mitchells Plain Hospital To Ensure a Client-centred Experience

10 February 2014

In December 2013 several issues pertaining to Mitchells Plain Hospital were brought to the attention of the Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Minister Botha Encourages People to Become Organ Donors

4 February 2014

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health today launched the organ donor drive at Groote Schuur Hospital as 4300 South Africans are awaiting organ transplants. Read More

Congratulations, Mossel Bay Hospital

3 February 2014

Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that Mossel Bay Hospital was awarded the prestigious Mother and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (MBFI) accreditation. This international accreditation has been awarded to 6 of the 7 maternity... Read More

George Hospital Goes Digital

3 February 2014

An electronic patient folder system was implemented at George Hospital in December 2013 following successful implementations at both Khayelitsha and Tygerberg Hospitals.  Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said: "Provincial government is... Read More

Launch of Tygerberg Hospital Redevelopment Project

3 February 2014

The planned new central Tygerberg hospital will require a capital budget of above R 5 billion. The feasibility study is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. Read More