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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Health Minister Opens R5 Million Upgraded Clinic for the People of New Horizons

26 September 2014

At the opening of the renovated New Horizons Clinic in Plettenberg Bay this morning, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha said, the new clinic will complement the services provided by the Kwanokuthula CDC and the clinic in the village. Read More

Appeal to Use our Health Facilities Efficiently

15 September 2014

The Western Cape Government Health’s Emergency Centres (EC) once again experienced unrelenting pressure over the past weekend (12-14 September 2014). A total of 4 745 patients were seen at ECs across the province, with only 24% of the total cases... Read More

Ministers Visit Wellness Mobile to Screen West Coast Learners

12 September 2014

Today two provincial ministers, Theuns Botha (Health) and Albert Fritz (Social Development) visited the St Thomas Primary School in Malmesbury on the West Coast to view the Wellness Mobile for School Health that will screen Grade R and Grade 1... Read More

Social Worker Recognised for Exceptional Contribution towards Public Service

10 September 2014

Carla Brown, social worker in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently recognised as the Western Cape’s Best Frontline Public Service Employee of the Year at the 2014 Provincial Service... Read More

Programme to Address Shortfall in Child Speech-Language and Audiology Services

9 September 2014

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, and Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, launched a new initiative aimed at introducing speech-language therapy and audiology services for children at all levels of the District Health System on 9... Read More