News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Paediatric Specialist Recognised as one of Africa’s Most Influential Women

31 July 2014

Prof. Mignon McCulloch, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Consultant and Nephrologist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently recognised for her contribution to health. Prof. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Withdrawal of "Certificate of Need"

29 July 2014

The Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, welcomes the withdrawal of the proclamation on the Certificate of Need in Sections 36 – 40 of the National Health Act of 2003. Read More

Upgrading of Parents Accommodation at Red Cross Starts

24 July 2014

Building commenced on 24 July 2014 at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to expand and upgrade the on-site Parents Accommodation.Corporate and individual donors gathered to celebrate this milestone at a symbolic brick-laying event. Read More

Eight Things You Should Know About MDR Tuberculosis

23 July 2014

Tuberculosis, or TB as it is generally known, affects millions of South Africans every year.  However, Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) is fast becoming more widespread. Read More

Kuyasa Clinic Officially Opened

10 July 2014

Representatives from the Western Cape Government Health, the Isisombululo Programme, the Hasso Plattner Foundation and the University of Cape Town attended the official opening of Kuyasa Clinic in Thembalethu, George on 9 July 2014. Read More

Premier Zille Highlights the Need for More Organ Donors

4 July 2014

The Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, was the honorary guest at a media conference to highlight the need for more donors in the Western Cape and specifically the desperate need of children on the transplant waiting list who need life-saving... Read More

Heideveld Emergency Centre Preparing To Open On Monday

3 July 2014

The new Heideveld Emergency Centre at the Heideveld Community Day Centre will open on Monday, 7 July. Read More

Mediclinic Donates Almost 500 Skin Staplers to Khayelitsha Hospital

1 July 2014

Mediclinic Southern Africa donated 490 disposable skin staplers worth R40 000 to Khayelitsha Hospital, the state hospital with the busiest emergency centre in the Western Cape. Read More