News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Safely isolate or quarantine away from home and protect the ones you love

15 June 2020

Our elders and those with comorbidities are most at risk for severe COVID-19, and if infected can die. You can save their lives by going into an isolation (confirmed infections) or quarantine (possible infections) facility. Read More

New testing centre opens at Groote Schuur Hospital

9 June 2020

On Monday, 8 June 2020, Groote Schuur Hospital opened its new Covid-19 Testing and Centre. These facilities provide a space where patients can be screened and tested separately from those who do not require testing. Read More

Make your mental health a priority

8 June 2020

As we return to the workplace or go out shopping for essential items, we are asked to sanitise and checked for COVID-19 symptoms. Many of us are also monitoring ourselves for possible flu symptoms. However, are we keeping track of how we are doing... Read More

Patient’s positive journey amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

2 June 2020

Mr. Ndumiso (Elvis) Mavimbela (54), from Delft, was admitted to Tygerberg Hospital on 25 April 2020. He tested positive for Covid-19 at a private facility and was recently diagnosed with hypertension. Read More

Reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection while living with comorbidities

2 June 2020

As we enter a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic with the easing to level 3, the Department urges all residents to continue to do their part in protecting the vulnerable members of society from becoming infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

2020 National Child Protection Week (29 May – 5 June 2020)

29 May 2020

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela, 08 May 1995 Read More

Conscientious chronic medical treatment is important

29 May 2020

By eating healthy, getting regular exercise, managing your stress, adhering to your medical treatment plan, and following all necessary preventative measures can you reduce the risk of becoming severely ill from Covid-19, and from being admitted for... Read More

Beating Coronavirus – a story of hope and recovery

28 May 2020

“Being an asthmatic, the tight chest, coughing and unbearable headaches were the worst symptoms to handle,” said Insaaf Mohammed, a 40-year-old Occupational Therapist who works for the Western Cape Government Health’s Klipfontein Sub-district. Read More

More than 100 000 medicine parcels delivered to patients’ homes

24 May 2020

When the lockdown was announced, which restricted movement, the Western Cape Department of Health knew it had to ensure continued medication supply to its vulnerable chronic patients. Read More

GSH Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

22 May 2020

Groote Schuur Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital The paediatric services offered at Groote Schuur Hospital will move to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in a phased approach, starting today, Friday,... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s ICU

21 May 2020

The Department notes the recent media report stating that Tygerberg Hospital’s ICU is full.   Read More

Support the Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative

20 May 2020

Identified communities will soon receive free non-medical masks through the Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative, launched by the Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo in Goodwood on 19 May 2020. Read More

Pharmacy at the heart of innovation at Grassy Park CDC

20 May 2020

Arriving at six every day to ensure that workstations are prepped, and admin is up to date, Ebrahim Wajoodien, pharmacist at Grassy Park Community Day Centre, has been instrumental in implementing changes that has seen a decrease in patient numbers... Read More

Participate in AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2020

18 May 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight in remembrance of the many lives lost to AIDS. Read More

Keep safe when going to work

17 May 2020

With more people going back to the office, it also means an increased risk of being exposed to Covid-19. It is normal to feel anxious returning home and potentially infecting your loved ones. Read More

Sister Nokuzola Tutu encourages kangaroo mother care for healthy mother and baby

15 May 2020

Sister Nokuzola Tutu is a Staff Nurse at the Nursery and Kangaroo Mother Care Unit in Khayelitsha Hospital. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of care for new born babies. Read More

COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocol at health facilities

14 May 2020

Coronavirus safety and cleaning protocol followed at health facilities to ensure continued service delivery Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

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