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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Beware of seafood poisoning

26 March 2019

A study conducted by Tygerberg Poisons Information Centre found that there is an increase in seafood poisoning calls in autumn (March to May). In South Africa, red tides usually occur in late summer and autumn. Read More

Doctor’s dedication sees third generation baby delivered at Helderberg Hospital

19 March 2019

Dr Werner Viljoen, the Medical Manager at Helderberg Hospital, was called into the maternity room one day to help a patient deliver a baby. He remembers it very well as it was a rather difficult birth. Read More

WC Minister of Health officially opens the upgraded Vredenburg Hospital

18 March 2019

On Monday, 18 March 2019, The Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the newly upgraded, state of the art Vredenburg Hospital in the Saldanha Municipality. Read More

Grabouw CDC to get 24hour Emergency Service and extended operating hours

7 March 2019

An improvement strategy for Health Services in Grabouw was discussed with residents during a public meeting held today, 7 March 2019. Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, along with senior officials for the Department of Health... Read More