News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Palliative care is part of health care!

29 October 2018

  When a person reaches the end-of-life stage we look for ways of making that person’s journey as comfortable as possible. Palliative care provides such support. Read More

World Trauma Day 2018

18 October 2018

On World Trauma Day we turn our attention to those who have undergone preventable trauma. Over the first weekend of the September school holidays this year, the Trauma Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital saw a dramatic increase of... Read More

EMS In Support Of Life

15 October 2018

During 2016 the Department took a decision to tackle the issue of EMS Safety with renewed focus. Read More

Autism in children as a mental health factor and the role of the Rehabilitation

12 October 2018

If your child is showing signs of unusual behaviour, such as odd or repetitive ways of moving their fingers or hands, over-sensitivity to certain textures, sounds or lights, does not respond to his/her name even though their hearing is normal,... Read More

Investigation of allegations directed at Helderberg Hospital

4 October 2018

Western Cape Government Health is aware of the issues raised by Mr John Michels and the community of Helderberg and its surrounding areas pertaining to the health care services received from Helderberg Hospital, as well as a planned protest march. Read More

Minister Mbombo marks Breast Cancer Awareness month in Mitchell Plain

1 October 2018

Today, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo marked Breast Cancer Awareness month at Mitchells Plain Hospital along with PinkDrive. Read More