News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

Red Cross Children’s Hospital Receives Labyrinth

3 October 2014

Children in the Oncology Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital have received a gift of hope: a donation of a labyrinth from the Commins Family Trust. The labyrinth was officially handed over to the hospital during a small ceremony held... Read More