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Minister Mbombo Opens New Mfuleni Temporary Community Day Centre

29 July 2016

The new Mfuleni Temporary Community Day Centre is a model of sustainable design for temporary buildings. Read More

Official Opening of the Khayelitsha Eastern Substructure Office

29 July 2016

On Wednesday 27 July 2016, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, and Western Cape Minister of Transport & Public Works, Donald Grant, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Khayelitsha Eastern... Read More

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

27 July 2016

Sharon Potjies (51) knows all too well what can happen when you try to forget dramatic events without seeking treatment to work through them. Read More

Health Officials Donate R12 110 to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

20 July 2016

Today, staff members from Western Cape Government Health handed over a donation of R12 110 to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in honour of Mandela Day. Read More

Substance abuse amongst expecting mothers a growing concern in the Western Cape

12 July 2016

With an estimated 102 000 births expected in the Western Cape for the 2016 / 2017 financial year, the Western Cape Government Health is taking a stance in encouraging mothers to exercise caution during their pregnancy, especially from substances... Read More

Innovation reduces waiting times at Mitchells Plain CHC

5 July 2016

Today,  the Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre (CHC) to observe progress made by the facility to reduce waiting times, and manage patient-flow for the collection of chronic... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

4 July 2016

The month of July marks mental health awareness month. During the month, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will conduct various visits throughout the province to raise awareness around mental health. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Celebrates Six Decades of Paediatric Excellence

1 July 2016

A big cake depicting the past six decades was cut in celebration of Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s 60th year of existence. The hospital opened its doors in 1956 thanks to an incredibly supportive and generous community.  Read More