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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Christmas Babies 2015

26 December 2015

Western Cape Government Health is honoured to announce the birth of 189 babies as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape by 12:00 on 26 December 2015.   Read More

Emergency Centres Taking Strain in Western Cape

23 December 2015

Emergencies are never scheduled.  In fact, they often come at the most inconvenient of times – especially during the Festive Season when roads are packed with motorists going on holiday when the province experiences a dramatic influx of people. Read More

Christmas comes early to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

17 December 2015

Christmas came early to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to visit the hospital on 17 December 2015 to spread some festive cheer during their annual Christmas Parade.  Read More

Keep Safe from Poison this Holiday Season

10 December 2015

From fertiliser to makeup and medicines, potentially poisonous items show up everywhere, especially throughout our homes.  Read More

Western Cape Health unveils emergency services plans for the festive season

10 December 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO   WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH  DATE: 10 December 2015   Western Cape Health unveils emergency services plans for the festive season Read More

Mens Sexual Health: Condomise and Circumcise

9 December 2015

The two best ways for men to ensure their sexual health and to protect themselves and their loved ones from STIs and HIV, is to condomise and be medically circumcised. Read More

Prevent Diving Accidents and Drownings this Holiday Season

7 December 2015

The holiday season is upon us, a time when vacationers will make their way to beaches, tidal pools, swimming pools and other swimming facilities. It is also the busiest time for Acute Post-traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries.  Read More

“AIDS Free Generation by 2030”

1 December 2015

A new strategy aimed at bringing about an HIV free generation called the ’90 90 90’ strategy was unveiled by UNAIDS and adopted by South Africa. Read More

Diabetes Awareness Month: Fighting Diabetes through focusing on wellness

24 November 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO Western Cape Ministry of Health Date: 24 November 2015 Diabetes Awareness Month: Fighting Diabetes through focusing on wellness Release: immediate Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Celebrates Day of Remembrance

11 November 2015

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital honoured it's founders at the annual Day of Remembrance Celebration on 11 November 2015, held to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days of their pay towards what was to... Read More

PAARL HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART R35 MILLION PSYCHIATRIC BUILDING

10 November 2015

10 November 2015 JOINT STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO AND MR DONALD GRANT PAARL HOSPITAL TO RECEIVE NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART R35 MILLION PSYCHIATRIC BUILDING Read More

Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Nurse’s Recognition Award 2015

9 November 2015

The Western Cape Government Health held its annual Cecilia Makiwane Nursing Awards ceremony on 06 November 2014 at the Stellenbosch Town Hall, Stellenbosch. The CMA awards honour, celebrate and value nurses for their contribution within the... Read More

Breast Cancer the leading cause of death among women

26 October 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO   WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH Read More

Upgraded and Expanded Intensive Care Unit to provide Life-saving Treatment

21 October 2015

With a dire shortage of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in South Africa, a R100 million-plus expansion and upgrade of the Paediatric ICU (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will significantly improve intensive care... Read More

Community Involvement Needed To Improve Mental Health Care In Western Cape

9 October 2015

World Mental Health Day Restoring the Dignity in Mental Health Read More

New Phelophepa Healthcare Train routes planned for rural areas in 2016

1 October 2015

STATEMENT BY DR NOMAFRENCH MBOMBO   WESTERN CAPE MINISTRY OF HEALTH Read More

Weekend Surgeries set for Fifth Successful Run to Alleviate Surgery Waiting List

23 September 2015

The Weekend Waiting List Initiative has been running as an annual project since 2011. The Initiative was established to address the protracted waiting list by adding an additional day of surgeries (Saturday) to the hospital’s operating schedule. Read More

R45 million Hermanus CDC officially opened

15 September 2015

The Hermanus Community Day Centre (CDC) was officially opened today by Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo. The CDC is the first of its kind in the Overstrand sub-district. Since it opened its doors in December last year it has... Read More

National Oral Health Month: Tooth Fairies pay extra attention to Dental Health

11 September 2015

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More

TYGERBERG HOSPITAL UNVEILS A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART LINEAR ACCELERATOR (LINAC)

11 September 2015

The Radiation Department at Tygerberg Hospital provides radiotherapy services to an ever increasing number of cancer patients from the surrounding communities and rural areas in the Western Cape. Read More

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