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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Local female staff on the importance of vaccination

16 August 2021

The Western Cape Province shows early signs of the third wave plateauing. Data shows that people over the age of 50 are now at highest risk for admissions and for death in any subsequent waves if we look at admissions and deaths to date. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital spotlight: Mereille Pursad

12 August 2021

“Every single day I get to play with children, using my knowledge and skill set to empower, and enable, them to see the light at sometimes very dark tunnel,” says Mereille Pursad, head of Occupational Therapy at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

Celebrating Groote Schuur Hospital women who make a difference: Mariam Anthony

11 August 2021

Mariam Anthony has been employed at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) for the past 39 years and is nearing her retirement. Currently, she works as an administration clerk in the Engineering Department. Read More

Stay safe over this long weekend

6 August 2021

As we head into the long weekend we need to remember the practical things we can do to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe.    Read More

Mobile wellness bus takes vaccination directly to dairy farmworkers

5 August 2021

Western Cape Government Health is continuing efforts to bring the COVID-19 vaccination programme directly to farming communities as we aim to improve access to vaccines. Read More

Residents at the Haven Night Shelter get vaccinated

4 August 2021

On Tuesday 3 August, Western Cape Government Health teams from the Southern and Western Sub-structure increased their efforts to reach marginalised and vulnerable community members by vaccinating residents of the Haven Night Shelter in Retreat. Read More

COVID-19 vaccination: ‘A town a day’

4 August 2021

105 of the 125 residents of the Tankwa Karoo area were vaccinated in one go. Read More

Department Of Health in the Overberg ensures no person is left behind

3 August 2021

Since the start of the vaccination rollout in the Overberg, the Department of Health has worked tirelessly to ensure that all walks of life are reached during the vaccine rollout. Read More

Western Cape still exceeds targets despite supply pressures

31 July 2021

After a very difficult week where we did not receive all the supplies anticipated, the Western Cape Department of Health still managed to reach its target of 150 000 vaccinations!   Read More

PUBLIC Notice: Healthcare services resume at Reed Street CDC

30 July 2021

Healthcare services have resumed at the Reed Street Community Day Centre on 30 July 2021. Read More

Saturday vaccination available for walk-ins on 31 July 2021

30 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be running a number of vaccination sites tomorrow, Saturday, 31 July 2021. These sites are available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system and the number of vaccine doses available at the specific... Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE: ‘A little bit of home’ for Brackengate patients

30 July 2021

With winter well underway, the Brackengate Hospital of Hope will allow family members of patients to deliver sleepwear or bedwear, as well as comfortable shoes or bed slippers. The delivery of clean blankets or duvets will also be permitted. Read More

Public Notice: Reed Street CDC services limited following flooding

29 July 2021

Healthcare services at the Reed Street Community Day Centre are limited following overnight flooding at the facility based in Bellville. Read More

Mom steps in to save premature baby’s life

28 July 2021

Despite being born at 26 weeks and 3 days and weighing only 700 g at birth, baby Britney Marcus is a survivor. Facing odds, she overcame many of the complications of prematurity and made it home. But just less than a month after Britney was... Read More

Attend your HIV and TB follow-up visits at the clinic regularly

27 July 2021

Having one or more medical conditions bring additional challenges because you need to attend regular healthcare appointments and receive required treatment with possible side effects over a long period of time. Read More

1 million vaccinations administered in the Western Cape

27 July 2021

By Monday evening the Western Cape exceeded  1 million vaccinations administered.  While we continue to open registration for more age groups, we are balancing the demand and vaccine supply which we receive from the National Government. Read More

Vaccine supply impacting our ability

27 July 2021

We have seen enormous excitement and eagerness for people to get vaccinated. We appreciate the uptake of registration and vaccination. We have seen, as new age bands are added, that this causes excitement and increased demand for vaccination,... Read More

Western Cape is racing towards 1 000 000 vaccinations

24 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health’s scale-up approach of its vaccination programme is starting to reap rewards and is expecting to reach 1 000 000 vaccinations early next week! Read More

Saturday vaccinations available

23 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Health will be opening a number of sites tomorrow, Saturday, 24 July 2021, which will be available for walk-ins, in line with our priority system. From the following weekend, more sites will be added, in line with... Read More

Boots on the ground in the Overberg District

22 July 2021

Over the past weeks The Western Cape Department of Health in partnership with NPO partners, have embarked on a registration drive and vaccination of the bedridden in the Overberg. Read More