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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Christmas Babies 2016

26 December 2016

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that sixty-three babies were born on Christmas Day 2016 as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape. Read More

Santa spreads joy at Red Cross Children’s Hospital

15 December 2016

Christmas came early to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when Father Christmas took time out from his exhaustive schedule to spread some festive cheer during a surprise visit to the hospital at their annual Christmas Parade on 15... Read More

Keep Toy Safety in mind this Holiday Season

7 December 2016

Toys are important in helping children learn and develop, but can also cause injuries, some of which can be fatal.  Read More

Cardiac Partnership ensures Life-saving Surgery for 50 Patients

25 November 2016

Eleven-year-old Dale Martiens, from Delft, is able to run, exercise and live a relatively normal life after undergoing cardiac surgery at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital earlier this month.  Read More

Western Cape Pharmacist Gets Top Award

11 November 2016

Pharmacists play a major role in ensuring that patients receive the correct medication prescribed by a doctor for their health and wellbeing.  They must use their extensive knowledge of drug dosage, regulation, allergens and chemical reactions for... Read More

A massive 43 paediatric surgeries scheduled for Tygerberg Academic Hospital

8 November 2016

Smile Foundation’s recognised national surgical initiative, Smile Week, has grown beyond just providing reconstructive surgery for facial anomalies; today it also provides highly specialised surgical interventions, for a range of conditions... Read More

Red Cross Celebrates Nurse of the Year at Nursing Excellence Awards

8 November 2016

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse of the Year at the Hospital’s eight annual Nursing Excellence Awards, in recognition of her outstanding service to... Read More

Annual Client Satisfaction Survey - Mbombo visits Tygerberg Hospital

7 November 2016

Today, 07 November 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, oversaw the administration of the Department’s annual client satisfaction survey during a visit to Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital honored 496 long-serving employees

3 November 2016

Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 10, 20, 30, and 40 years. Read More

Eye Care Centre launched at Vredendal Hospital

1 November 2016

“The gift of sight is often undervalued until it becomes a serious burden to see,” says Sr Elizma Anthonissen, ophthalmic nurse specialist and the newly opened Eye Care Centre at Vredendal Hospital. Read More

Guy Fawkes Safety: Fireworks are dazzling, but dangerous

31 October 2016

Guy Fawkes is just around the corner and although not a South African holiday, is usually celebrated with an array of fireworks.  Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating injuries and burns, fires... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital awarded their Nursing Staff in clinical excellence

26 October 2016

Tygerberg Hospital hosted the 27th Hartman Ceremony Awards to recognize the excellent services rendered by the Nursing staff during the year. The ceremony for awarding Nurses for excellence in clinical Nursing is named after Miss M. Hartman, the... Read More

Awareness Crucial in Fighting Breast Cancer

24 October 2016

One in 18 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer but if detected early, the chances of effective treatment is so much greater. Read More

Nurses Honoured at the Annual Cecilia Makiwane Recognition Award

24 October 2016

Through perseverance, dedication and innovation, Vyjayanthimala van Heerden was last night, (Friday 21 October 2016), honoured for her selfless dedication to the nursing profession by being awarded the Western Cape Cecilia Makiwane Nurse’s... Read More

FAQ's 2016 Supplementary Immunisation Campaign

21 October 2016

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Western Cape Health receives first clean finance audit outcome in South Africa

20 October 2016

Today, 20 October 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo tabled the Western Cape Department’s Annual report for the 2015/16 financial year. Read More

Worcester Rotary and Breede Valley Health Staff Takes on Avian Park

19 October 2016

‘Even though I have to sit outside and wait for a bit, it is still easier than walking to the clinic, especially for vaccinations!’ said one of the moms that attended the health day. Read More

Stikland Hospital’s addiction services unit celebrates substance sobriety

14 October 2016

Maintaining sobriety can pose a massive challenge to individuals recovering from an addiction. Recognising milestones along the journey to recovery is key in motivating individuals to maintain their sobriety. Read More