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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Tygerberg Hospital Doctor Performs Successful Skin Culture Transplant

27 May 2015

In another bold and innovative breakthrough, the Western Cape Government Health can proudly announce a ground-breaking technique by a team of doctors at Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University as they performed the world’s first successful... Read More

Minister Mbombo opens Victoria Hospital’s refurbished Forensic Unit

26 May 2015

Minister Mbombo opened Victoria Hospital’s refurbished Clinical Forensic Unit Monday, 25 May 2015 Read More

The Gift of Life

21 May 2015

Four persons have a chance to enjoy an improved quality of life due to a competent medical team and a set of parents’ brave decision to donate their son’s organs after a tragic incident earlier this year. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s endoscopic surgeon chosen to serve on international society

19 May 2015

Tygerberg Hospital’s endoscopic surgeon chosen to serve on International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopists (ISGE) Read More

Metropolitan Refurbished Hospital Common Room for Nurses Day

12 May 2015

Metropolitan, one of South Africa’s leading financial services and healthcare companies, refurbished the nurses’ common room at Tygerberg Hospital as a thank you to nurses. It was unveiled to hospital staff on 12 May 2015 in honour of International... Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: Be Prepared for an Emergency

6 May 2015

Burn injuries happen in seconds, but can change a person’s life forever. It is one of the most common and devastating forms of trauma and have the potential to cause death, lifelong scarring, disfigurement and dysfunction – often resulting in... Read More

Donation helps Speech Therapist transform Children’s Lives

5 May 2015

Being able to communicate effectively is essential to a child’s success. Poor communication skills can have a serious and detrimental effect on people’s lives. To minimise the damage, therapy should begin as soon as possible.  Read More

Red Cross unveils new 80-Bed Parents’ Accommodation Facility

23 April 2015

An upgraded and newly expanded facility was launched on 23 April 2015 at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The accommodation facility caters for parents from the rest of South Africa and the continent who need to keep a 24/7 vigil over... Read More

Delegates from across Africa share Best Practices at Nursing Conference

21 April 2015

The Building Children’s Nursing for Africa conference will bring together nursing teams and experts from across South Africa and Africa to explore local, research-based solutions that will help improve quality and best practices in paediatric... Read More

Groundbreaking Homecare Programme Recognised as Health Innovation

20 April 2015

The simple act of breathing is difficult or impossible for some children. Read More

Please Be Patient While We Deal With Medication Shortages

20 April 2015

The Western Cape Government Department of Health is working hard in actively managing the current national shortage of medication on an ongoing basis daily, in the best interests and safety of our patients. Read More

Easter Comes Early to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

2 April 2015

The Easter Bunny took time out from his very busy schedule ahead of Easter to hop in for a special stop at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 2 April 2015 during the hospital’s annual Easter parade. Read More

Western Cape On Wellness Tackles Activity Levels And Healthy Eating in Province

31 March 2015

Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are considered major risk factors for a number of adverse health outcomes including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other cardio vascular diseases. In South Africa, non-communicable diseases (NCDS)... Read More

Laser-assisted Surgical Procedure a First for Neurosurgery

25 March 2015

Seventeen-month old Masslino Franke from Manenberg was born prematurely on 27 August 2013 and suffered extensive bleeding in his brain.  Read More

Minister Mbombo And Minister Grant Launch TB Prevention Campaign 2015

23 March 2015

This morning, the Minister for Transport and Public Works, Mr Donald Grant, joined me on a walkabout visit to the Cape Town Station to launch the Open (the) Windows Campaign ahead of World TB Day tomorrow. Read More

Stellenbosch Hospital Staff Exercise their Emergency Skills

20 March 2015

Western Cape Government Health staff at Stellenbosch Hospital together with other role-players today took part in an unplanned mass incident exercise.  These exercises are executed to ensure that should an event occur that results in many patients... Read More

Practical Skills Workshop Empowers Medical Practitioners

13 March 2015

A Practical Skills Workshop on Peritoneal Dialysis was hosted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital at its Surgical Skills Training Centre on 12 March 2015 (World Kidney Day). Read More

Men’s Sexual Health

10 February 2015

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

Living with Congenital Heart Disease

7 February 2015

Thaakirah Matthews (4) was three months old in 2011 when her mother, Raadhiyah, took her to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for severe diarrhoea. What started as a medical condition soon turned into an experience that her parents will... Read More

Catching up on Child Wellness

5 February 2015

Western Cape Government Health will embark on an immunisation catch-up drive during the week of 7 to 13 February 2015. The catch-up is aimed specifically at those children under five years, who, for whatever reason, may have missed any of their... Read More

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