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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Western Cape College of Nursing international nurses day

30 May 2019

Minister of Health in the Western Cape, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will deliver the keynote address at the Western Cape College of Nursing’s (WCCN) International Nurses Day Celebration. Minister Mbombo will recognise nurses for the critical role they... Read More

Media Release : Love your lungs: Don’t take your life for granted

29 May 2019

Annually on 31 May, the World Health Organisation and global partners celebrate World No-Tobacco Day by raising awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. Read More

Kangaroo Mother Care saves lives and reduces costs to healthcare

20 May 2019

The International Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Day is a global event which is celebrated on the 15 May annually by parents, communities, organisations and healthcare institutions that appreciate and acknowledge the benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care... Read More

Vaccines work! Care for your children and your community

25 April 2019

Give your child and community a better future by using the free immunisation services offered by the Western Cape Health at clinics and schools. Read More

Importance of reading for a child’s development

24 April 2019

On 23 April we celebrated World Book Day and the power reading has on a child’s development. Read More

Victoria Hospital get R80 million upgrade to ease service load pressures

16 April 2019

Today, 16 April 2019, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will launch the R80 million upgrades to Victoria Hospital in Wynberg through a ceremonial sod turning event Read More

Khayelitsha shutdown negatively impacts on health services

11 April 2019

Statements by Nomafrench Mbombo  Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More

WCH-MEC commemorates World Health Day in Khayelitsha with a ‘Walk for Health

9 April 2019

NOTE TO EDITORS: Pictures available upon request Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More

Gansbaai gets new clinic of over R21 million to ease service load pressures

4 April 2019


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