News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Cederberg doctor prioritises health of seasonal workers

22 September 2020

Our Rural COVID-19 hero for the West Coast District is Dr Petrus van Zyl, manager medical services for the Cederberg sub-district and Citrusdal Hospital. Read More

73-year-old gets gift of hearing with cochlear implant

22 September 2020

Frederick Sansom (73) was delighted to have had his cochlear implant activated at Tygerberg Hospital after suffering from poor hearing for many years. Read More

The importance of good oral health

21 September 2020

In observance of World Oral Health month which is highlighted annually in September, the importance of good oral health and hygiene at home is vital to ensure that your gums stay healthy, smile stays bright and your teeth stay white.  Read More

Baby Grace is going home after 116 days in hospital!

19 September 2020

It has been 116 days since baby Grace Petro came into this world. Born prematurely at 24 weeks and 6 days on 27 May 2020 with a weight of only 500 g, odds were not on her side. Read More

George Hospital one of only six in the world

18 September 2020

George Hospital is one of only six hospitals in the world that were selected to participate in The Balcony Bands Mural Project by painting six murals that depict the coming together of people during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Read More

Hospital of Hope physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients recover

17 September 2020

At the Brackengate Hospital of Hope Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), physiotherapists play an important role in the recovery of many COVID-19 patients. Read More

Rural Heroes – Empilisweni Clinic team continues service despite covid-19

17 September 2020

Teamwork made it possible for staff at Empilisweni Clinic in Zweletemba, Worcester, to keep delivering services during the pandemic despite nine of the clinic’s staff members contracting coronavirus in the height of the pandemic. They also lost a... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Sabelo Handula

16 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Sabelo Handula provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

“Covid-19 at work was like an action movie” – Vincent Rossouw

16 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Cape Agulhas team steps out of their comfort zone to conquer Covid-19

15 September 2020

Cape Agulhas is a smaller sub-district in the Overberg, which means that their staff component is significantly smaller than other sub-districts. Read More

Occupational therapy week – caring for children during a global pandemic

14 September 2020

The Occupational Therapy team at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is helping to build resilience during uncertain times by empowering the parents and caregivers of their young patients. Read More

Women’s health services available at all our clinics

11 September 2020

Make the arrival of Spring the start of a new season for your health. Make use of the all-inclusive services offered at Western Cape Government Health’s facilities, without hesitation. We call on women to talk to healthcare workers about their needs... Read More

“I felt safe” – Cape mom’s tribute to health workers

10 September 2020

A mother has sent a heartfelt thank you to frontline workers in the Western Cape after beating COVID-19. Read More

“We must be vigilant, wear your mask” urge community health workers

10 September 2020

Community health workers are on the frontlines in the fight against the Coronavirus and have urged residents to remain vigilant. On 7 September 2020, several community-oriented primary care workers handed out masks in the communities of... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital reflections – Dirk Eiman

9 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan for the future and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Rural Hero – Langeberg nurse overcomes her fear to help others

8 September 2020

What do you do when (like many other South Africans) you fear COVID-19? You push your fear aside so that you can help your patients. Western Cape Government Health honours staff like Sr Audrey Michaels of Bergsig Clinic in Robertson. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital patient discharged after 31 days in ICU

8 September 2020

Celeste Johnson’s COVID-19 ordeal is a true testament of her resilience, indomitable spirit and her faith which was fully aided by the dedication of a multidisciplinary healthcare team at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH). Read More

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100% permanent

8 September 2020

Don’t drink alcohol when you are pregnant. Not even one sip. No amount or type of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Jonathan Abrahams

7 September 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Jonathan Abrahams, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

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