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Occupational Therapy Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

23 September 2022

Occupational Therapy Week at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital – rebuild, reconnect and rediscover  Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Mbombo’s unannounced visit to Ceres Hospital

20 September 2022

“Improving services for the citizens of Witzenberg” Read More

Premier and Health Minister visit Ceres as province mourns loss of 2 EMS officer

19 September 2022

On 18 September 2022, the Department of Health and Wellness was shaken by the tragic news of a fatal road accident involving an ambulance and a truck. Read More

Western Cape Government Health mourns tragic loss of two EMS officers in crash

18 September 2022

Western Cape Government Health is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of two EMS officers early Sunday morning in a collision on the Ceres/Wolseley road. We extend our deepest sympathy to their loved ones, family, friends, and colleagues. Read More

Making medication available through innovation and care

15 September 2022

The Western Cape Department of Health makes millions of medicine parcels available to clients through innovative ways to ensure they have easy access to their medication. Read More

Reach out to our EMS vaccination programme on wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the propo Read More

Reach out to our EMS Vaccination Programme on Wheels

13 September 2022

The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the proportion of vaccinated individuals, who are less likely to pass on the COVID-19 virus if they become infected. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo visits SA Red Cross Air Mercy Services (AMS)

13 September 2022

On Friday, 9 September, Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, visited the Air Mercy Services (AMS) base and met their new CEO, Mr Farhaad Haffejee. Read More

Immediate medical care to those who most need it

12 September 2022

As this weekend demonstrated, saving lives and providing an essential emergency medical service to residents in need of prehospital care and transport are high priorities for the Western Cape Government’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Protect your unborn child, prevent a lifetime's damage

9 September 2022

STOP. Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe for the unborn baby. Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day: No amount of alcohol is safe

9 September 2022

Western Cape Ministers Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Sharna Fernandez partnered with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (FARR) to commemorate International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day this morning, Friday 9 September. Read More

Gift of the Givers donates aEEG monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital

7 September 2022

Gift of the Givers has donated an amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) monitor to Karl Bremer Hospital’s neonatal unit. Read More

National Kidney Awareness Week – Don’t take your kidneys for granted

7 September 2022

Faith van der Ross’s journey with kidney disease started when she was just one years old. Faith, who will celebrate her sixth birthday later this month, regularly visits the Symphony Way CDC in Delft for healthcare. Read More

It is important to keep your kidneys clean

6 September 2022

Most of us do not think of the health of our kidneys, but they are more important than what we give them credit for. Read More

International Spinal Cord Injury Day: A gunshot wound caused my spinal injury

5 September 2022

International Spinal Cord Injury Day (ISCI) is observed on September 5th each year. This year’s theme is Spinal Cord Injuries Conflicts and Disasters, Prepare and Prevent. This theme raises awareness of people with spinal cord injuries and... Read More

Minister Mbombo pleased with Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute progress

5 September 2022

On 2 September 2022, Minister Mbombo conducted an oversight visit to Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute (OFPI). Read More

International Spinal Cord Injury Day: A gunshot wound caused my spinal cord pain

5 September 2022

International Spinal Cord Injury Day (ISCI) is observed on September 5th each year. This year’s theme is Spinal Cord Injuries Conflicts and Disasters, Prepare and Prevent. Read More

Minister of Health launches a joint task team to improve Atlantis healthcare

1 September 2022

Minister of Health and Wellness has launched a joint task team to improve Atlantis healthcare services, following a memorandum delivered to her on 16 August 2022 by the Atlantis Community Health Organisation (ACHO).  Read More

Importance of protecting your child’s health post COVID-19

1 September 2022

Child Safety Month is commemorated in August every year. While the month has been earmarked for Child Safety Month, healthcare workers have called on parents and caregivers to prioritise their child’s safety every day. Read More

Violence against Women: The Thuthuzela Care Centres turn victims into survivors

31 August 2022

The Thuthuzela Care Centre (“TCC”) is a joint effort between the National Prosecuting Authority (“NPA”) and the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness (“the Department”). Read More

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