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Healthcare workers keep smiles clean and bright across province

25 August 2022

Our oral health is more important than we may realise. From eating to smiling, our mouth, teeth and gums form part of our daily functioning. Without good oral health habits, we may develop bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Read More

Healthcare Workers celebrate Women’s Month with Donation Drive

12 August 2022

Driven by their passion to make a difference, healthcare workers at Stikland Hospital have collected more than 800 packets of sanitary towels to empower girls and keep them in school. Read More

Minister Nomafrench Mbombo opens the Du Noon CHC's Maternity Obstetric Unit

10 August 2022

On Wednesday, 10 August 2022, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Government Minister of Health, officially opened the new Maternity Obstetric Unit (MOU) at the Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC).  As we celebrate Women’s Month, we welcome the new... Read More

Healthy women are crucial for a healthy society

4 August 2022

As we mark Women’s Month, the Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, wants to remind all women that their personal health is as important as their loved ones. “Do not lose sight of your own health needs,” the Minister... Read More

The benefits of breastfeeding as experienced by a mother

3 August 2022

World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated from 1 to 7 August. This year the theme is Step up Breastfeeding Education and Support, aiming to encourage parents and communities to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in order to improve health of... Read More

Stable patients receive medication through community chronic clubs

29 July 2022

27 July 2022 is World Osteo-Arthritis Awareness Day, a most common joint condition that often causes disability. Read More

There is still time to get the flu vaccine

24 July 2022

While the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has already administered 100 024 of 120 000 (83.4%) influenza vaccine doses provincially, the good news is that residents can still safely receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines together... Read More

Kraaifontein Community Health Centre’s help desk makes a difference

22 July 2022

Reducing waiting times at a hospital can be complex, but the Kraaifontein Community Health Centre is taking steps to improve their system. Read More

Local hairdresser makes salon a pop-up vaccination site to protect her business

22 July 2022

Madelaine Smal, a local hairdresser in Caledon in the Overberg District, decided that COVID-19 would not be the reason that the doors of her hair salon close again. Read More

Public Notice: Closure of Disa Hall vaccination site

20 July 2022

Please note that Disa Hall Vaccination Centre, based at the Tygerberg Hospital, will close on 29 July 2022.    Read More

Pharmacist spreads love and warmth by crocheting for patients

19 July 2022

Crocheting is more than just a hobby for Stikland Hospital pharmacist Elsabe van der Merwe. Read More

Don’t delay your health needs – your future is built on your health

15 July 2022

Hospitalisations due to COVID-19 have decreased, ushering in a new era in which we can once again celebrate special moments with our loved ones, travel, return to work and grow our futures. It also means we have the opportunity now to catch up on... Read More

Drug abuse can cause permanent brain damage – ask for help from health workers

5 July 2022

In June International Day against Drug Abuse and SANCA drug awareness week were observed to highlight the major problems that drugs pose to society. Read More

Protect your children, keep measles immunisations up to date

30 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness is calling on all parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s vaccinations are up to date to protect them against diseases that can cause serious harm, such as measles. Read More

Confirmed Monkeypox case in Cape Town – no need for panic

29 June 2022

Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness confirms a case of Monkeypox which was detected in the Western Cape and confirmed by laboratory testing on 27th June 2022. Read More

Voluntary mask wearing supported to protect the elderly and vulnerable

24 June 2022

The Western Cape Health Department welcomes the repeal of the COVID-19 regulations. At the same time, we encourage voluntary mask wearing where applicable - people who have flu symptoms, people who have underlying chronic conditions and the elderly. Read More

Clinic Integration – What to expect in the Northern / Tygerberg District

24 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of seven City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern and Tygerberg sub-districts, from Friday 1 July 2022.    Read More

Dietitians are at the forefront in the fight against chronic conditions

20 June 2022

The importance of healthy habits to prevent and manage chronic conditions is highlighted in June by celebrating Global Wellness Day on 11 June and Dietitian Week from 20 to 24 June.    Read More

Nine City of Cape Town Clinics integrated into Provincial Health Service

17 June 2022

Western Cape Government Health will officially integrate healthcare services of nine City of Cape Town healthcare clinics in Cape Town’s Northern Tygerberg, Klipfontein, and Khayelitsha areas from Friday 1 July 2022.  Read More

Dedicated health services for youth aim to improve access to services

16 June 2022

Adolescence can be an exciting and overwhelming time filled with new challenges and adventures for teenagers and their parents. Read More