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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Helderberg Hospital connects patients with families

29 January 2021

Families need each other’s support more than ever in these difficult times. It gets even more difficult when a person finds out they have tested positive for COVID-19 and have to isolate. Read More

COVID-19 vaccine brings hope to many frontline heroes

28 January 2021

With the imminent arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, many doubts have emerged from various sectors of society. The healthcare workers (HCW) have been identified as the first group to receive the vaccine to ensure we safeguard our... Read More

Brackengate Hospital of Hope health heroes recognized for service

26 January 2021

Healthcare workers at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope have been recognized for their selfless service as they continue to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More

WCGH engages health workforce on the readiness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out

20 January 2021

The word on everyone’s lips currently is “vaccine”. More specifically, the COVID-19 vaccines which are currently being administered in several countries. Read More

RX radio reporters donate their voices to children

20 January 2021

The Speech Therapy Department at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town has teamed up with the young radio reporters at RX Radio to help children with speech related difficulties be better understood. Read More

EMS embraces innovation to support the health platform pressured by COVID-19

15 January 2021

During the last few weeks, hospitals in the Western Cape have seen consistent and continued increases in patients requiring to be admitted with COVID-19. Hospitals have been under extreme pressure and at times near capacity. Drastic interventions... Read More

Don’t be complacent, Covid-19 is dangerous

14 January 2021

For Quality Assurance Manager in the Overberg, Sister (Sr) Duedonne Le Grange having COVID-19 had an enormous impact on her life, emotionally and spiritually. Read More

You are not alone – coping with grief and loss during COVID-19

13 January 2021

“You are not alone.” This is the message Stikland Hospital community psychologist Zanele Ludziya has shared with people who are grieving the loss of loved ones and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Gift of the Givers donations received with gratitude at WC health facilities

12 January 2021

Western Cape Government Health would like to thank Gift of the Givers for their generous donation of medical equipment, including CPAP machines, to several of our facilities in the Overberg and Garden Route. Read More

Knocking down doors to ensure our frontline is equipped to save lives

11 January 2021

Running out of medical supplies or equipment is not an option during a pandemic. It can have dire consequences for patients and health staff. Ever thought of the people who need to make sure this does not happen?  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital patient grateful after recovering from Covid-19 pneumonia

11 January 2021

Unable to spend the New Year’s celebrations with his loved ones, Gino Tobin, a 44-year-old family man from Grassy Park, was delighted to have been discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital on 5 January 2021 following complications with COVID-19... Read More

COVID-19 survivor chooses volunteerism & hope to beat pandemic

7 January 2021

Beaunez Coerecius, a home-based and spiritual carer at the Brackengate Hospital of Hope, has experienced the devastating effects of COVID-19 first-hand, but her experience inspired her to make a di Read More

Paramedics respond to 5136 incidents over New Year weekend

4 January 2021

The Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services responded to 5 136 incidents in the Western Cape over the past weekend, down from 6 919 recorded last weekend. Read More

Drop in violent trauma in hospital Emergency Centres

3 January 2021

Western Cape Government Health would like to thank the public of the Western Cape for their responsible behaviour on New Year’s Eve. Read More

127* babies born at public health facilities in the cape metro on New Year's Day

2 January 2021

Families around the Western Cape welcomed new little bundles of joy on New Year’s Day. At least 127* babies were born on 1 January 2020 throughout the Cape Metro at public health facilities. Of the newborns, 64 were girls, while 63 boys were born. Read More

Responsible behaviour leads to drop in trauma cases

1 January 2021

Western Cape Government Health would like to thank the public of the Western Cape for their responsible behaviour on New Year’s Eve. Read More