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News and Speeches for Department of Health

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

The link between back pain, stress, and your emotional wellbeing

7 September 2020

National Physiotherapy Back Week takes place annually during the second week of September to promote healthy living and educate how to prevent and manage back and neck pain. Read More

Covid-19 contact tracing team’s message of support

3 September 2020

A contact tracing team is often the first healthcare team to support someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing teams consist of healthcare workers across all fields, as well as community volunteers and NGO partners. Read More

Rural Hero – school health nurse tackles COVID-19 with nurturing care

3 September 2020

For many staff members in the Theewaterskloof Sub-district, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the services they offer would be temporarily stopped and they must concentrate their time and efforts on COVID-19 related matters. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital Appreciation Wednesday hero – Chantall Stewart

2 September 2020

Chantall Stewart (36), an Administration Clerk in the Facilities Management Department at Groote Schuur Hospital, is among 45 officials who play an instrumental role in making a difference through the “Project Teamcare” initiative. She is today’s... Read More

Rural Hero – Heidi Abrahams plays key role at George Hospital during Covid-19

1 September 2020

Heidi Abrahams is a proud George resident who works at George Hospital in Supply Chain Management (SCM), an integral part during COVID-19. Apart from daily supply chain management duties, the pandemic brought added pressure in procuring, relocating... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Ilde Kellerman

31 August 2020

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

“They treated us with respect, care, and consideration”

28 August 2020

Dennis Ruiters says he has resided in Grassy Park for most of his life. Read More

Doctor takes care of colleague’s daughter while her mom is in hospital

27 August 2020

As frontline workers at Klapmuts Clinic, staff members realised that they will face COVID-19 together. However, two colleagues did not realise just how their lives would be intertwined because of the virus. Read More

Patient discharged from Groote Schuur Hospital after 40 days on high-flow oxygen

26 August 2020

COVID-19 patient Catherine Qonyiweyo was appreciative of her treatment received at Groote Schuur (GSH) upon her discharge on 21 August after having been on the high-flow oxygen machine (HFOM) for 40 days. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital using covid-19 learnings to plan ahead

25 August 2020

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) would like to thank the numerous donors who have supported the hospital throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Berenice Adams

24 August 2020

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

Snorkel masks protect our healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 August 2020

Doctors at Tygerberg Hospital have developed a very innovative way to keep their staff safe from COVID-19. Doctors now have access to modified snorkel masks to help prevent them getting COVID-19 whilst intubating critically ill patients. Read More

Rural heroes – Vredendal Hospital team transforms boiler room into Covid-19 ward

21 August 2020

For the staff and patients of Vredendal Hospital, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked innovation that resulted in a solution with lasting benefits. When the Matzikama subdistrict saw an increase in COVID-19 cases, the hospital needed a dedicated COVID-19... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Hero Amongst Us: Rehana Maseti

20 August 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus hero amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital, Rehana Maseti, is proud to be a caregiver to critically ill patients, helping them to manage their physical needs, and to follow their progress, and keeping their best interest... Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital appreciation hero: Misha Naik

19 August 2020

Misha Naik, Occupational Therapist at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), who specialises in mental health and provides a valuable wellness and psychosocial service to staff in distress, is today’s Appreciation Wednesday hero. Read More

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