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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Groote Schuur Hospital IT team enabled patient-centered care during Covid-19

30 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Home-based care helps family to take care of elderly mother

29 September 2020

All indicators confirm that the Western Cape has moved into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Cape Government Health has positioned itself to start phasing in non-COVID-19 healthcare services safely and responsibly. Read More

A healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart – world heart day

29 September 2020

World Heart Health Day is celebrated annually on the 29th of September. About 80% of all heart diseases are preventable so taking a few moments to learn about maintaining a healthy heart may help you to stay healthy. Read More

Overberg hero gives back one last time

29 September 2020

Clinical nurse practitioner, Priscilla Brauns, is being recognised as a rural hero. Priscilla has been the Clinical Support at Houw Hoek quarantine and isolation (Q&I) site for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Dr Koos Jordaan

28 September 2020

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

Drakenstein nurse after having COVID-19

25 September 2020

Mr Leonard Maschilla knew he was in for a tough battle when X-rays showed his lungs appeared as that of someone with TB, while he was hospitalised due to COVID-19. Read More

“I salute the social work team at Groote Schuur Hospital” – Lindsay Van Der West

23 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Cederberg doctor prioritises health of seasonal workers

22 September 2020

Our Rural COVID-19 hero for the West Coast District is Dr Petrus van Zyl, manager medical services for the Cederberg sub-district and Citrusdal Hospital. Read More

73-year-old gets gift of hearing with cochlear implant

22 September 2020

Frederick Sansom (73) was delighted to have had his cochlear implant activated at Tygerberg Hospital after suffering from poor hearing for many years. Read More

The importance of good oral health

21 September 2020

In observance of World Oral Health month which is highlighted annually in September, the importance of good oral health and hygiene at home is vital to ensure that your gums stay healthy, smile stays bright and your teeth stay white.  Read More

Baby Grace is going home after 116 days in hospital!

19 September 2020

It has been 116 days since baby Grace Petro came into this world. Born prematurely at 24 weeks and 6 days on 27 May 2020 with a weight of only 500 g, odds were not on her side. Read More

George Hospital one of only six in the world

18 September 2020

George Hospital is one of only six hospitals in the world that were selected to participate in The Balcony Bands Mural Project by painting six murals that depict the coming together of people during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Read More

Hospital of Hope physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients recover

17 September 2020

At the Brackengate Hospital of Hope Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), physiotherapists play an important role in the recovery of many COVID-19 patients. Read More

Rural Heroes – Empilisweni Clinic team continues service despite covid-19

17 September 2020

Teamwork made it possible for staff at Empilisweni Clinic in Zweletemba, Worcester, to keep delivering services during the pandemic despite nine of the clinic’s staff members contracting coronavirus in the height of the pandemic. They also lost a... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Sabelo Handula

16 September 2020

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

“Covid-19 at work was like an action movie” – Vincent Rossouw

16 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Cape Agulhas team steps out of their comfort zone to conquer Covid-19

15 September 2020

Cape Agulhas is a smaller sub-district in the Overberg, which means that their staff component is significantly smaller than other sub-districts. Read More

Occupational therapy week – caring for children during a global pandemic

14 September 2020

The Occupational Therapy team at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is helping to build resilience during uncertain times by empowering the parents and caregivers of their young patients. Read More

Women’s health services available at all our clinics

11 September 2020

Make the arrival of Spring the start of a new season for your health. Make use of the all-inclusive services offered at Western Cape Government Health’s facilities, without hesitation. We call on women to talk to healthcare workers about their needs... Read More

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