News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Read More

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

Western Cape dedicated to improving access to Mental Health Services

10 October 2016

During the 2015/16 financial year, the Western Cape Government Health Department admitted over 6 300 mental health patients and attended to 43 921 cases at outpatient departments. Read More

National Occupational Therapy Week

3 October 2016

We all want our children to reach their full potential in life. This is however not always possible as developmental delays in children is a condition that will affect them throughout their lives. Read More