News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Multidisciplinary team makes a difference

30 March 2017

Western Cape Government Health in George is on a mission to improve the well-being of pre-schoolers through their Nurse Kitty programme. The programme runs at 8 selected crèches in George. Read More

Health Commemorates World TB Day 2017

23 March 2017

Minister Mbombo visits Maitland Station and Brooklyn Chest Hospital in commemoration of the World TB Day Read More

Robotic knee surgeries a first at Victoria and Mitchells Plain Hospital

17 March 2017

Orthopaedic surgeons Dr Paul Rowe and Dr Yusuf Hassan performed the first two robotic knee replacement surgeries of its kind in the country this week at Victoria and Mitchells Plain District Hospital. Read More

Upgrading the gas supply at Khayelitsha Hospital

17 March 2017

Khayelitsha Hospital will be upgrading the gas supply of the hospital from18 to 24 March 2017.The Nursery and Paediatric Wards will be affected, therefore patients will be temporarily relocated to surrounding metro hospitals during this time. Read More

Western Cape on Wellness Reduces Unhealthy Living

14 March 2017

Western Cape on Wellness (WoW) Fights Obesity, Improve Systolic Blood Pressure, Halves Hypertension and Reduces Unhealthy Living Amongst 315 Participants! Read More

Donate Breast Milk to Save a Life

9 March 2017

Breast milk offers premature babies the best possible nutrition and protection essential for their survival. Read More

Michael Mapongwana CDC Maternal and Child Health Unit Opening

7 March 2017

Due to the ever increasing number of patients, space constraints and less than desirable working conditions, the Western Cape Government Health decided to upgrade the Maternity Health Unit at Michael Mapongwana Community Day Centre. Read More

Employment Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities a Necessity

3 March 2017

Although regulation promotes equal employment opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, these opportunities remain limited.  Read More

Meet the new Eden District Health Council

2 March 2017

The newly elected District Health Council for the Eden district held their first meeting in George on 24 February 2017. One of the main functions of the Council, appointed by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr. Read More