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News and Speeches for Department of Health

The Role of Forensic Officers in performing Autopsies

28 June 2017

Setting the record straight – The role of Forensic Officers in performing autopsies Read More

What you need to know about Swine Flu and Adenovirus

28 June 2017

The H1N1 virus and Adenoviruses are common viruses, and are also in circulation in South Africa. These are not notifiable diseases therefor we cannot confirm how many cases there are. Read More

Western Cape Government Health launch Youth Friendly Services

23 June 2017

Eight Western Cape Government Healthcare facilities in the Klipfontein and Mitchells Plain area will officially launch Adolescent Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) in the next three months. This service forms part of the 81 million rand Global Fund... Read More

Your child can be part of the world wild eradication of measles

13 June 2017

Western Cape Government Health will embark on measles campaign as part of the world wide efforts to eradicate this debilitating illness.  The campaign will run from 12 – 30 June 2017 and is aimed at all children less than 5 years old even if your... Read More

Psychotherapeutic Services Aimed at Improving Mental Wellbeing

12 June 2017

The Intlalo Clinic at Stikland Hospital offers a holistic, recovery-based, inpatient psychotherapeutic programme for individuals with a range of mental health conditions including Depression, Anxiety who find it difficult to manage emotional and... Read More

Eradicate measles and vaccinate your child

12 June 2017

The Western Cape Government Health facilities in the Northern Tygerberg Substructure in collaboration with the City of Cape Town and Non-Profit organisations are embarking on an effort to eradicate measles in the Substructure. Read More

Update on the health facilities in Knysna and Bitou following the Knysna fires

11 June 2017

The last few days have been very challenging for our Department. While most of us in the Cape Metro and broader Western Cape were navigating our way through the most severe storm in 30 years on 7 June, another disaster struck in the Eden District. Read More

Knysna sub-district - 9 June 2017

9 June 2017

Knysna sub-district: Knysna Hospital remains closed.  Water will be restored later today. No services are rendered from the hospital. Read More

Update on Health facilities in Knysna affected by the fire

8 June 2017

Due to the fire disaster that has occurred in Kynsna which has damaged many parts of the area, I am visiting Knysna and George today to assess the situation and show support to our staff. Even though our Provincial Hospital has not caught fire, our... Read More