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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Improving radiotherapy for cancer patients at Groote Schuur Hospital

2 October 2019

On 2 October 2019, the Groote Schuur Hospital’s Oncology Department unveiled its new R35 million halcyon radiotherapy machine which was recently introduced to manage the growing demand of cancer patients who require radiotherapy. Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital to unveil new halcyon radiotherapy machine

1 October 2019

On 2 October 2019, Groote Schuur Hospital will unveil its new halcyon radiotherapy machine. Read More

Provisional Services for the Hout Bay Community

1 October 2019

A permanent comprehensive Hout Bay Community Day Centre has been in planning for over eight years due to the small, outdated facility at Hangberg. Read More

#Worldheartday: Every Heartbeat Matters

27 September 2019

At least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors, tobacco, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, are controlled. Read More

New Mothers at Karl Bremer Hospital Blessed with Gift Bags

20 September 2019

On Thursday, 19 September 2019, new mothers at Karl Bremer Hospital were handed gift bags by Radio Tygerberg 104FM in partnership with Inceba Saving Babies. Read More

Progress of construction of Emergency Centre for Helderberg Hospital

16 September 2019

Helderberg Hospital's Emergency Centre is  undergoing a R40 million upgrade, in order to meet increased demand and provide better services and improved patient-centred care. It is currently in the final design phase and is due to be completed in... Read More

Media Alert: MEC of Health encourages people to donate kidneys

30 August 2019

Renal failure is a serious condition, affecting large numbers of people. Some may die while waiting to undergo dialysis and hospitals have long waiting lists for kidney transplants, but there is a shortage of donors. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Celebrates National Physiotherapy Back Week

29 August 2019

Tygerberg Hospital’s statistics have shown that people between the ages 30 to 49 are most likely to suffer from back pains and injuries. You only have one back; take care of it. Read More

Klasse help met rugpyn

13 August 2019

Kliënte van die Mosselbaai-subdistrik wat sukkel met rugpyn het maandeliks die geleentheid om saam met ’n fisioterapeut te oefen in die hoop om hul pyn te verminder. Read More

Vredendal Hospital facility for survivors of sexual assault

12 August 2019

Vredendal Hospital in the West Coast District recently had the assistance of the NPO Matla a Bana to create a child friendly reporting facility at the hospital for survivors of sexual assault. Read More

International Women’s Day – You matter, take care of your health

7 August 2019

Finding balance between work and family life in a fast-paced environment can place significant pressure on women, affecting their mental and physical health. Read More

WCGHealth welcomes the signing of the Presidential Health Compact

30 July 2019

The Western Cape Government welcomes the signing of the Presidential Health Compact by President Ramaphosa and Health Minister Mkhize on 25 July 2019 Read More

Media Altert: WCGHealth welcomes the signing of the Presidential Health Compact.

26 July 2019

Media Alert Western Cape Ministry of Health The Western Cape Government Health welcomes the signing of the Presidential Health Compact. Read More

Mandela Day Surgeries Project 2019

17 July 2019

Mandela Day Surgeries Project restores quality and dignity of life to 250 patients For the past three years, the Western Cape Department of Health and its valued partners, have brought life-changing experiences to the lives of hundreds of... Read More

Media Alert: R281 m Observatory Forensic Pathology Facility.

8 July 2019

Western Cape Minister of Health to Conduct Construction Oversight Inspection of a R281 m Observatory Forensic Pathology Facility.   Read More

Media Alert: New Spokesperson for Minister of Health

27 June 2019

As of today, 27 June 2019, the Spokesperson for the Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, will be Ms Nomawethu Sbukwana. She can be reached on: Cell: 083 893 5200 Read More

WCGH set to improve the lives of another 250 patients : Mandela Day Project

27 June 2019

Ten lives are changed for every one year of our democracy - Department set to improve the lives of another 250 patients through its Mandela Day Surgery Project Read More

WCCPA pays tribute to Dr Leila Joan Arens (silber)

12 June 2019

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of Dr Leila Arens at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, in Cape Town, on 12 June 2019. Read More

Public Notice

11 June 2019

Construction of new Emergency Centre for Helderberg Hospital   Helderberg Hospital is currently undergoing construction of its Emergency Centre (EC) as part of a R40 million upgrade. The upgrade is scheduled to be completed in March 2020. Read More