News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

75-year-old COVID-19 survivor shares vaccine excitement

29 April 2021

COVID-19 has claimed many lives over the past year and the rollout of vaccination campaigns across the world has brought much-needed hope to many people, particularly the elderly who have been hospitalised due to the virus. Read More

Stay safe in the workplace

28 April 2021

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Read More

Sisonke Vaccination Programme resuming with changes to consent

27 April 2021

The Johnson and Johnson Sisonke Programme to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, will resume on 28 April 2021. Read More

Parents urged to get children immunised to prevent severe disease

26 April 2021

As the world marks Immunisation Week, parents and guardians are being urged to ensure that their littles ones are immunised. Read More

Vaccines bring us closer and save lives

26 April 2021

While residents of the Western Cape eagerly look forward to receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, it is vitally important that they find ways to continue supporting routine immunisation programmes in their communities. Read More

Child heart transplant success

19 April 2021

A team from Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) and Groote Schuur Hospital have given a child a new lease on life through a heart transplant, the first one in 13 years at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Read More

Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination registration opens today

16 April 2021

Registration for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out opens today on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS). People older than 60 years will be vaccinated first and are asked to register as soon as possible. Read More

Generous Jpiego donation to assist in vaccination roll- out in WC

10 April 2021

With Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Sisonke Vaccination Programme well underway in the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Health is preparing to roll out Phase 2 to priority groups in the province. A key part of the vaccination roll-out is to... Read More

Amended hospital visitation guidelines for level 1

7 April 2021

Allowing patients to be visited by their loved ones is an essential part of their recovery and wellness. Read More