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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

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

Official Opening of Nomzamo Community Day Centre

21 June 2016

Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister Read More

Growing the voice of communities in the Western Cape health system

9 June 2016

This speech was delivered by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, the Western Cape Minister of Health, during the consideration of the Western Cape Health Facility Boards and Committees Bill in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Madam Speaker, Read More

New WHO Wheelchair Training Package to be piloted in Western Cape

6 June 2016

The publication of wheelchair guidelines and a series of Wheelchair Service Training Packages (WSTP) by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been a turning point in raising awareness and improving access to appropriate wheelchairs globally. Read More

Western Cape Health Department delivers better services to Retreat Community

1 June 2016

Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Health Read More

World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2016

31 May 2016

“The choice to quit smoking can have a positive effect on your health and lifestyle, including reducing the risk of cancer and respiratory diseases, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, breathing better and being able to walk without shortness of... Read More

Matron Retires after 42 Years of Service

31 May 2016

Sandra Roodt, Head of Nursing at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, has retired after 42 years of dedicated service to Western Cape Government Health. Read More

HPV Immunisation on track during Round 1 of 2016

30 May 2016

Western Cape Government Health is happy to report that 32 870 of a possible 41 957 Grade 4 girls 9 years old and older received the first of two doses of the HPV Vaccine during Round 1 of this year’s campaign. Read More

Red Cross Awards Staff Members for Long Service Excellence

30 May 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital expressed their sincere gratitude to dedicated long-serving employees of Western Cape Government Health at a special Long Service Awards ceremony held at the hospital on 30 May 2016.  Read More

Donation Promotes Hospitalised Childrens’ Access to Literature

27 May 2016

A donation of books to spruce up the mobile library at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was well received. The mobile library was launched in 2010 and relies on donations to keep it going.  Read More

Youth Booth for Adolescent Oncology Patients

24 May 2016

Often isolated within the medical setting, adolescents and young adults with cancer face unique challenges.  Traditionally, cancer patients fall into two distinct groups: adults and children.  Read More

Atlantis Receives New Emergency Centre and Paediatric Ward

17 May 2016

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened a new 24-hour Emergency Centre (EC) and Paediatric Ward to the value of R27 million at Wesfleur Hospital in Atlantis.  Read More

Western Cape Government increases Community-based Services for Rural Communities

10 May 2016

The Western Cape government has re-aligned its community-based services to deliver quality care to the people of the Western Cape in rural communities.   Read More

Move Move Move

10 May 2016

Move for Health day is on 10 May and promotes physical activity.  An increasing number of people, including children, are following an unhealthy diet and are not physically active. As a result, more and more people are suffering from chronic... Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to help those Living with Burns

5 May 2016

In South Africa, burns are the third most common cause of accidental deaths amongst children under 14 years, exceeded only by motor vehicle accidents and drowning. Read More

A new R24 million clinic for Napier

4 May 2016

The construction of a R24 million Western Cape Department of Health clinic in Napier to replace existing facilities has commenced. Commissioned by the Department of Transport and Public Works, the clinic is expected to have been completed by the end... Read More