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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Re-Introduction of the Medical Emergency Helicopter Service in Oudtshoorn

29 January 2006

"Advanced Life Support services in the Southern Cape will receive a huge boost from Monday, thanks to the re-introduction of the medical emergency helicopter service by the Health Department of the Western Cape and the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service... Read More

New Hope for Breast Cancer Sufferers

26 January 2006

New state-of-the-art equipment was installed at Tygerberg Hospital to service the community more effectively. The afterloader, that was acquired at a cost of R3,2 million, will increase the spectrum of radiation treatments available to patients in... Read More

Call to Celebrate! 50 Years at Red Cross Children's Hospital

16 January 2006

2006 is the 50th Anniversary of our hospital and we intend celebrating the event. The formal handing over of the Hospital by the S.A. Red Cross Society to the Provincial Administration of the Cape of Good Hope, was held on 29th February 1956. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys: Opening of New Ambulance Station at Leeu Gamka

12 December 2005

"An Emergency Medical Service, including ambulance and medical rescue services, has been established at Leeu-Gamka along the so called "road of death" between Laingsburg and Beaufort West. With more then a million vehicles travelling on this road... Read More

New Medical Equipment to Improve Access to Quality Health Care at Public Health Facilities

7 December 2005

Well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services. Read More

Statement by Health Minister Pierre Uys: International Volunteers' Day

4 December 2005

Minister Pierre Uys issued a statement today in support of International Volunteers' Day. He says some hospitals in the Western Cape are pressed to meet patient demands. Institutional care, however, is not always the answer to a patient's needs. Read More

Statement by the Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, in support of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2005

2 December 2005

There is a need to sensitise people to the many hurdles which still abound in every day life for people with disabilities. Read More

Statement by Minister, Pierre Uys, on the opening of the first-ever Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) in Western Cape

1 December 2005

"With the opening of the CDU the Provincial Department of Health aims to dramatically reduce waiting times experienced by patients with chronic disorders such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy and arthritis " said Minister Uys today. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on strengthening Home Based Care Services in the Western Cape

20 November 2005

The important role of home-based care in the Western Cape Health Services was emphasised again today by min. Uys during his visit to health care workers at Citrusdal. Citrusdal is one of the recognised centres of the departrment's biggest Read More

New Medical Equipment to Improve State Facilities Health Care

17 November 2005

During a visit to Hermanus Hospital today Minister Uys said "well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services" The Hospital received a new gastroscope worth R 120 000 and 3 infusion pumps worth R30 000. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys: Opening of 30 New Level 1 District Beds at Karl Bremer Hospital

15 November 2005

"Health care in the province got a boost today with the opening of 30 new beds at one of our major hospitals " says Minister Uys at a visit to Karl Bremer Hospital. Read More

World Diabetes Day

13 November 2005

Minister Pierre Uys said many complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, physical activity , the avoidance of overweight , not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake. Monday 14 November... Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on Combating Diarrhoeal Disease in the Western Cape

13 November 2005

The summer is upon us and with the heat comes Diarrhoeal Disease, said Minister Uys today during a visit to Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Minister Uys said the Western Cape Department of Health will combat diarrhoeal disease and increase... Read More

Provincial Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, Opens Revamped Trauma Unit at Elsies River

2 November 2005

A revamped trauma unit which practically doubles the capacity of the old unit, was opened by the Western Cape Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, at the Elsiesriver Community Health Centre this week. Read More

Improved ENT Services at Provincial Hospitals

31 October 2005

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services are one of the most needed health services catered for in the Western Cape. Therefore the Western Cape Department of Health, as part of its Christmas Deliverables, is set to improve access to and delivery of ENT... Read More

Minister Commends Free Cataract Surgery Drive

25 October 2005

A special cataract surgery project is being undertaken at Kuilsriver Netcare Hospital as part of Eye Awareness Week, which is traditionally held during the month of October. Ten state patients with cataracts were operated free of charge. Read More

Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Award Ceremony

24 October 2005

Winners: Magdalena Southon, Read More

Statement: Inaugural Meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council

23 October 2005

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council in Cape Town on Friday, provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, said that community participation and partnerships are critical success factors in meeting the challenges... Read More

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Cases, at Crystal High School in Hanover Park

23 October 2005

Following the media release on the 12th October 2005, about the suspected MDR TB outbreak at Crystal High School in Hanover Park, the following has since transpired. Read More