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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

GSH and RCWMCH reach major milestone with 50th kidney transplant

19 October 2023

Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital reach major milestone with 50th kidney transplant Read More

Western Cape EMS build strong relationships with communities, in support of life

18 October 2023

Providing emergency medical services to residents in need of help at the proper time while building good relations with communities is a high priority to the Western Cape’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read More

Home-based rehabilitation helped Aunty Milli’s mental health and stroke recovery

17 October 2023

Mildred Swanepoel (69) also known as “Aunty Milli” from New Woodlands, Mitchells Plain loved baking for her family and her community. Unfortunately, Aunty Milli succumbed to a stroke on 3 August 2022 which severely weakened the right side of her... Read More

Helping communities make better choices this National Nutrition Week

12 October 2023

As the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness commemorates National Nutrition Week from 9 to 15 October 2023, the message is that healthy eating is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and community. Read More

Department committed to improving quality of life of palliative care patients

12 October 2023

Department committed to improving the quality of life of palliative care patients and families    Read More

Occupational therapists lead awareness campaign to support patients

9 October 2023

Managing everyday life with physical, mental or developmental ailments can be challenging for children and adults. Read More

Clinicians at Tygerberg and Groote Schuur Hospital perform MitraClip procedures

5 October 2023

Clinicians at Tygerberg Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital perform MitraClip procedures – a first in South Africa    Read More

Nurses empower Ravensmead community with youth-friendly service

4 October 2023

In effort to empower and improve the wellness of adolescents and youth in Ravensmead, Western Cape Government Health and Wellness nurses launched an off-site adolescent and youth friendly (AYFS) service in the community on Tuesday, 3 October 2023. Read More

1000th patient can hear thanks to cochlear implant surgery at Tygerberg Hospital

3 October 2023

Athule Mgodeli (27), who has been deaf for many years of his life, became the 1 000th individual treated with cochlear implants by Tygerberg Hospital on 29 September 2023. The hospital is one of the largest tertiary health facilities in the country... Read More

Healed and grateful hearts after surgeries at Western Cape tertiary hospitals

28 September 2023

Since 2013, surgeons at the three tertiary hospitals in the Western Cape, Tygerberg Hospital (TBH), Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH), have collectively performed nearly 10 000 heart surgeries. Read More

Praise for staff as stroke patients find hope and healing

26 September 2023

On 5 July 2023 just after 2am, Elsies River resident Clive Fortuin was admitted to his local emergency centre with signs of a stroke. As we celebrate Heart Awareness Month this September and ahead of Stroke Awareness Week in October, Clive and wife... Read More

Oncology treatment at Tygerberg Hospital improves outcomes of childhood cancer

20 September 2023

Effective oncology treatment at Tygerberg Hospital improves outcomes of childhood cancer  Read More

Minister Mbombo celebrates our unsung heroes at Medicines Information Centre

16 September 2023

Yesterday, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, visited the Medicines Information Centre (MIC) at Groote Schuur Hospital to showcase the important work being done to ensure pharmacovigilance in the Western Cape. Read More

Sponsored devices at Tygerberg Hospital improve the heart functions of patients

14 September 2023

Two patients show good signs of recovery after undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) at Tygerberg Hospital a few months ago. The procedure involves implanting a special pacemaker (a small, battery-powered device) in these patients to... Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital needs your help to find families of patients

14 September 2023

Karl Bremer Hospital requires the assistance of anyone who can help us with the contact details of any relatives of patients who were admitted to the facility. Read More

HPV vaccination campaign kicks off at Western Cape public and special schools

12 September 2023

Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness officials will be visiting public and special schools in September and October 2023 to administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign and return the... Read More

Western Cape is promoting the responsible use of antibiotics and antimicrobials

8 September 2023

Providing antibiotic and other antimicrobial treatment that results in the best clinical outcomes with minimal side effects to patients and minimal impact on subsequent resistance is a high priority for the Western Cape Department of Health and... Read More

Hospital cares for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease

6 September 2023

Hospital cares for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease in a friendly and collaborative environment. Read More

Lifesaving organ transplants at Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children Hospitals

4 September 2023

Thanks to the generosity of registered donors, donor families, and living donors, hundreds of individuals lives have been lengthened over the years because of transplants at Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness health facilities. Read More

Our children’s futures: Protect our girls from cervical cancer

4 September 2023

Our children’s futures depend on our choices today: Protect our girls from cervical cancer Read More

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