News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

To prevent stroke, it is important to understand your risk factors

29 October 2020

As one in four adults are likely to have a stroke in their lifetime, Tygerberg Hospital would like to remind the public that almost all strokes can be prevented. Read More

Breast Clinic nurse has a heart for the patients

28 October 2020

Sister Serena Murie has been a nurse for 33 years and in 2019 she took over the reins as the Breast Clinic Co-ordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), which sees about 6 000 new patients annually at the hospital. Read More

Surviving a stroke with occupational therapy

27 October 2020

The month of October highlights World Occupational Therapy and the significant role Occupational Therapists (OTs) play in communities and healthcare facilities. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic... Read More

Mobile clinics bringing health services to farming communities

26 October 2020

Besides on their monthly trip to town, most farming communities are only able access to primary health care services via the mobile clinics offered by Western Cape Government Health. Read More

World Polio day 2020: Importance of immunisations

23 October 2020

October 24 is World Polio Day. In the Western Cape, routine vaccination services do not always reach all children and some children fell behind their immunisation schedule during lockdown. Read More

Surviving cancer through COVID-19- young pharmacist shares his story

21 October 2020

When Dean Fabian Fritz, a 30-year-old Roving Post-Basic Pharmacist Assist, started his journey with Western Cape Government Health in 2012, he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, especially those who live with serious chronic conditions. Read More

Good nutrition for good immunity – Brackengate Hospital of hope dieticians

19 October 2020

National Nutrition Week and National Obesity Weeks (NNOWs) are celebrated every year from 9 to 15 October and 15 to 19 October respectively to create awareness among consumers about obesity and the importance of eating healthy. Read More

Minister Mbombo commemorates the lives lost during covid-19

15 October 2020

World Palliative Care Day The significance of this year’s commemorated World Palliative Care Day highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected families and claimed patients’ lives who were receiving Palliative Care support. Read More

Health worker shares her journey of beating breast cancer

14 October 2020

When health workers, including nurses, tell patients to conduct breast self-examinations every month, many of them convey this from what they learned in their training as health professionals. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital continues to be at forefront of health technology

14 October 2020

The adult Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital assisted 36 patients since its opening in 2016. Read More

Free immunisations for children

12 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Health is making important childhood immunisations available to children who have fallen behind due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Palliative Care team makes a difference

12 October 2020

Desiree and Owen Ross have been married for 33 years. Their lives were changed overnight when she was diagnosed with liver disease in 2019. Read More

Mental health signs and support for your loved ones

9 October 2020

Are you concerned about a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health and needs support? You’re not alone. Mental health disorders affect people from all walks of life and while you may feel helpless or concerned, there are many ways to... Read More

You can save your life by changing your lifestyle

9 October 2020

National Nutrition and Obesity Week is celebrated from the 9th to the 19th October. Adequate nutrition has a major impact on your health. Unfortunately, within many communities in the Western Cape health challenges are exacerbated by malnutrition... Read More

Western Cape Health COVID-19 platform status update – 8 October 2020

8 October 2020

New COVID-19 infections, deaths and hospitalisations continue to decline in the Western Cape. Read More

World sight day - hope in sight

8 October 2020

The joy of sight is something we can easily take for granted.  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital clerk plays supportive role in death administration

7 October 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

Tygerberg Hospital heroes – unit for infection prevention and control (IPC) team

7 October 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus heroes amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH), the Unit for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Uitsig mom on using an isolation facility

2 October 2020

The country may be under lockdown level one, but the fight against the Coronavirus continues with quarantine and isolation facilities remaining available to use at no cost. Read More