News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Free immunisations for children

12 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Health is making important childhood immunisations available to children who have fallen behind due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Palliative Care team makes a difference

12 October 2020

Desiree and Owen Ross have been married for 33 years. Their lives were changed overnight when she was diagnosed with liver disease in 2019. Read More

Mental health signs and support for your loved ones

9 October 2020

Are you concerned about a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health and needs support? You’re not alone. Mental health disorders affect people from all walks of life and while you may feel helpless or concerned, there are many ways to... Read More

You can save your life by changing your lifestyle

9 October 2020

National Nutrition and Obesity Week is celebrated from the 9th to the 19th October. Adequate nutrition has a major impact on your health. Unfortunately, within many communities in the Western Cape health challenges are exacerbated by malnutrition... Read More

Western Cape Health COVID-19 platform status update – 8 October 2020

8 October 2020

New COVID-19 infections, deaths and hospitalisations continue to decline in the Western Cape. Read More

World sight day - hope in sight

8 October 2020

The joy of sight is something we can easily take for granted.  Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital clerk plays supportive role in death administration

7 October 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital heroes – unit for infection prevention and control (IPC) team

7 October 2020

This week’s nominated coronavirus heroes amongst us at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH), the Unit for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team, provides an essential service to the public during these challenging times. Read More

Uitsig mom on using an isolation facility

2 October 2020

The country may be under lockdown level one, but the fight against the Coronavirus continues with quarantine and isolation facilities remaining available to use at no cost. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital IT team enabled patient-centered care during Covid-19

30 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Home-based care helps family to take care of elderly mother

29 September 2020

All indicators confirm that the Western Cape has moved into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Cape Government Health has positioned itself to start phasing in non-COVID-19 healthcare services safely and responsibly. Read More

A healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart – world heart day

29 September 2020

World Heart Health Day is celebrated annually on the 29th of September. About 80% of all heart diseases are preventable so taking a few moments to learn about maintaining a healthy heart may help you to stay healthy. Read More

Overberg hero gives back one last time

29 September 2020

Clinical nurse practitioner, Priscilla Brauns, is being recognised as a rural hero. Priscilla has been the Clinical Support at Houw Hoek quarantine and isolation (Q&I) site for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital hero amongst us – Dr Koos Jordaan

28 September 2020

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

Drakenstein nurse after having COVID-19

25 September 2020

Mr Leonard Maschilla knew he was in for a tough battle when X-rays showed his lungs appeared as that of someone with TB, while he was hospitalised due to COVID-19. Read More

“I salute the social work team at Groote Schuur Hospital” – Lindsay Van Der West

23 September 2020

Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) values self-reflections to enable employees to take a step back, reflect on the current COVID-19 situation, integrate learnings, plan and celebrate both personal and professional accomplishments. Read More

Cederberg doctor prioritises health of seasonal workers

22 September 2020

Our Rural COVID-19 hero for the West Coast District is Dr Petrus van Zyl, manager medical services for the Cederberg sub-district and Citrusdal Hospital. Read More

73-year-old gets gift of hearing with cochlear implant

22 September 2020

Frederick Sansom (73) was delighted to have had his cochlear implant activated at Tygerberg Hospital after suffering from poor hearing for many years. Read More

The importance of good oral health

21 September 2020

In observance of World Oral Health month which is highlighted annually in September, the importance of good oral health and hygiene at home is vital to ensure that your gums stay healthy, smile stays bright and your teeth stay white.  Read More

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