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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Ilde Kellerman

31 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital is Ilde Kellerman. Kellerman provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

“They treated us with respect, care, and consideration”

28 August 2020

Dennis Ruiters says he has resided in Grassy Park for most of his life. Read More

Doctor takes care of colleague’s daughter while her mom is in hospital

27 August 2020

As frontline workers at Klapmuts Clinic, staff members realised that they will face COVID-19 together. However, two colleagues did not realise just how their lives would be intertwined because of the virus. Read More

Patient discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital after 40 days on high-flow oxygen

26 August 2020

COVID-19 patient Catherine Qonyiweyo was appreciative of her treatment received at Groote Schuur (GSH) upon her discharge on 21 August after having been on the high-flow oxygen machine (HFOM) for 40 days. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital using covid-19 learnings to plan ahead

25 August 2020

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) would like to thank the numerous donors who have supported the hospital throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Berenice Adams

24 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Berenice Adams, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Snorkel masks protect our healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 August 2020

Doctors at Tygerberg Hospital have developed a very innovative way to keep their staff safe from COVID-19. Doctors now have access to modified snorkel masks to help prevent them getting COVID-19 whilst intubating critically ill patients. Read More

Rural heroes – Vredendal Hospital team transforms boiler room into Covid-19 ward

21 August 2020

For the staff and patients of Vredendal Hospital, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked innovation that resulted in a solution with lasting benefits. When the Matzikama subdistrict saw an increase in COVID-19 cases, the hospital needed a dedicated COVID-19... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hero Amongst Us: Rehana Maseti

20 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Rehana Maseti, is proud to be a caregiver to critically ill patients, helping them to manage their physical needs, and to follow their progress, and keeping their best interest... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital appreciation hero: Misha Naik

19 August 2020

Misha Naik, Occupational Therapist at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), who specialises in mental health and provides a valuable wellness and psychosocial service to staff in distress, is today’s Appreciation Wednesday hero. Read More

Last patients discharged from Hospital of Hope

19 August 2020

The Hospital of Hope (at the CTICC), which has been open since 8 June 2020, has discharged and transferred its last patients on 14 August.     Read More

Overberg doctor Jacques Du Toit takes initiative with farm outreaches

18 August 2020

This week’s Rural Coronavirus Hero is from the Overberg district. Dr Jacques du Toit is the medical manager for Swellendam and Cape Agulhas subdistricts. Dr du Toit and his team have experienced increased pressure in all facilities due to the... Read More

Cancer survivor on covid-19 frontline at Red Cross Children’s Hospital

18 August 2020

In January this year, Dr Kirstin Riley was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. A few months later, she was on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle. Read More

Catching up on the most urgent essential health services without risking patient

17 August 2020

While the health service platform must remain geared to deal with COVID-19 pandemic (including a possible second wave of infections), the Department of Health wants to scale up essential health services in a balanced manner.    Read More

Tygerberg Hospital physiotherapy Covid-19 team

17 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus heroes amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, the Physiotherapy COVID-19 Team (Alison Pieterse, Liezel Arendse & Leana Louw), provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

I didn’t think I will get the virus” – young people share their Covid-19 journey

14 August 2020

Thinking that COVID-19 only affects the elderly became a huge eye-opener for two young adults, Leah Jacobs (21) from Grassy Park and Keegen Carollus (22) from Belhar. Read More

Rural hero - surviving Covid-19 to serve the people of the cape winelands

14 August 2020

When the 40-year-old Mr Dumalisile September and his family contracted COVID-19, he focused on only one thing – surviving the virus so that he can return to work to take care of his family and serve the people of the Cape Winelands during the... Read More

EMS paramedic discharged from Tygerberg Hospital after 23 days in ICU

14 August 2020

On 11 August 2020, Nolusindiso Dayile, a paramedic from Khayelitsha, was successfully discharged from Tygerberg Hospital after 44 days, of which 23 days were spent in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Read More

Red Dot taxi service provides more than 47 000 trips to help healthcare workers

13 August 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Health Department’s priority has been to protect its staff from infection in order to have a health workforce to save the lives of the vulnerable. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday heroes: GSH wellness team

12 August 2020

The wellness team, made up of 18 volunteers from the occupational therapy, support services, and social work departments, is today’s Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday heroes. Read More

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