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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

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

Western Cape Ministers Botha and Schafer Visit Wellness Mobile at Delft Primary

28 August 2014

Wellness mobiles for school health are rolling out across the province to ensure the health of Western Cape learners. Read More

Wellness Mobiles Rolling-out to Screen Learners across the Province

28 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, and Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, visited one of the Provincial Government’s Wellness Mobiles for School Health at Delft Primary school on 28 August 2014.  Read More

Regular Hand Washing Plays an Important Role in Disease Prevention

26 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, recently attended a demonstration of touch-free hand sanitiser dispensers at Mossel Bay Hospital. Read More

Regular Hand Washing Plays an Important Role in Disease Prevention

25 August 2014

With the aim of creating awareness about the importance of regular hand washing as part of a hygiene routine, Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, attended a demonstration of the use of touch free dispensers at Mossel Bay Hospital on 25... Read More

Cape Lime Donates R500 000 for Mobile Clinic to bring Health Services to Farms

22 August 2014

Western Cape Government Health in the Langeberg area accepted a generous donation from Cape Lime (Pty) Ltd. Read More

Western Cape Minister of Health Visits New CEO of Lentegeur Hospital

19 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited Lentegeur Hospital on 19 August 2014 to meet the new CEO, Francois van der Watt. Read More

Weekend Surgery Initiative Alleviates Children’s Hospital's Surgery Waiting List

18 August 2014

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is running its fourth annual weekend surgery initiative, previously referred to as Saturday Surgeries, for nine weeks from 5 July until 30 August 2014. Read More

Women’s Health a Top Priority

13 August 2014

Good women's health reflects on the quality of, and access to, maternal, sexual and reproductive healthcare. Read More

Focus on Women’s Month: Maternal Patient-Centred Care

13 August 2014

In line with the focus on women’s strengths in August,  the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, today launched the Maternal Patient-Centred Care initiative at Mitchells Plain Community Health Centre (CHC) to address the mistreatment... Read More

Specialist Paediatric Cardiology Service comes to George Hospital

8 August 2014

Doctor John Lawrenson, Head of Paediatric Cardiology at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and his team visited George Hospital on 8 August 2014 to host a cardiology outreach clinic. Read More

Kleinvlei Community Day Centre Gets R12.5 Million Upgrade

5 August 2014

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, visited the health facility in Kleinvlei today to speak to patients, and briefed the media on plans to expand the facility. Read More

Breast is Best for Mother and Baby

4 August 2014

In line with Breastfeeding Week, the Western Cape Department of Health has a sustained focus on the promotion of maternal health and the health of young infants. Breastfeeding has been proven as an essential element in infant health with numerous... Read More

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

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