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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

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

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

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

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

Impressive sustainable design features for Hillside clinic in Beaufort West

24 May 2017

“This clinic is a direct response to the outcry of the community as the previous building was too small for the number of services that were offered and patient flow was a big issue because of space constraints. Read More


11 May 2017

LAUNCH OF THE PROVINCIAL NURSING STRATEGY ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY The Nursing Strategy Vision: Quality, person-centered nursing care Read More

You Can Control Your Asthma

2 May 2017

Take a breath, breath in, breath out.  Think about it for a moment, breathing takes place automatically and without effort.  This is the case for most people, but for Asthma sufferers breathing is never taken for granted. Read More


26 April 2017

Tygerberg Hospital, one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the Western Cape, daily caters for more than 320 children and due to their length of stays, often miss out on school. Read More

Focus on Healthy Lifestyles for Youth

6 April 2017

The For my Future (FMF) project is a Department of Health initiative in partnership with George Municipality, Eden District Municipality, Bethesda, Ithemba Lobomi, Isisombululo Foundation, the Department of Arts and Culture, the Department of Social... Read More

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

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

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

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