News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Teen Suicide Prevention Week – Surviving and thriving in teenage years

19 February 2024

Adolescence (age 13–19) is a time of many firsts and a time of change. If you’re a teen, it marks the start of new friendships and experiences; you may take on new opportunities and have more freedom to make choices for your future. Read More

Save your daughter’s life with the HPV vaccine

15 February 2024

The lives of over 350 000 young girls have been potentially saved in the Western Cape over the last 10 years. Parents and healthcare workers teamed up to ensure that young girls are vaccinated against HPV, significantly reducing their risk of... Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes medical interns and community service doctors at GSH

14 February 2024

Minister Mbombo welcomes the new medical interns and community service doctors at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH)    Read More

GSH opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support

9 February 2024

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) opens dedicated space for family counselling and bereavement support Read More

Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned

7 February 2024

Brand-new Knysna Forensic Pathology Laboratory handled 81 cases since being commissioned Read More

Youth Zone offering free sexual health services to open in Beaufort West

5 February 2024

Youth Zone offering free sexual and reproductive health services to open in Beaufort West Read More

Announcing Dr Shaheem De Vries as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital

2 February 2024

Dr Shaheem De Vries began his exciting tenure as the CEO of Groote Schuur Hospital on 01 February 2024. Read More

Lasting legacy Groote Schuur Hospital CEO Dr Bhavna Patel retires after 23 years

30 January 2024

Lasting legacy: Groote Schuur Hospital CEO, Dr Bhavna Patel, retires after 23 years Read More

More than 120 000 patients seen in the Western Cape during the Festive Season

24 January 2024

More than 120 000 patients seen in provincial emergency centres during the Festive Season Read More

Make sure your child is ready to learn and be healthy this year

19 January 2024

As many children start the new school term, parents and caregivers are encouraged to continue giving them the support they need to be healthy and thrive this year. Schools offer a unique opportunity to implement effective health services at scale... Read More

Western Cape public health facilities welcome 253 babies on New Year’s Day

1 January 2024

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is happy to announce the birth of 253* babies at Western Cape public health facilities on 1 January 2024. The total number reported from 00:00 on New Year’s Day, comprises of 107 boys and 146 girls. Read More