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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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