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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service

2 July 2023

Joint planning continues for smooth handover of clinics to ensure better service to the community of Atlantis Read More

Advancing radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients at Groote Schuur Hospital

27 June 2023

To improve radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients, Groote Schuur Hospital yesterday (26 June) unveiled the first of two new linear accelerator (LINAC) machines in the Western Cape. Read More

National Epilepsy Week: Tygerberg Hospital provides high-quality care

22 June 2023

National Epilepsy Week: Tygerberg Hospital provides high-quality care for children affected by epilepsy Read More

Criminality remains a threat to citizens’ right to access to health care

13 June 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is appalled by the robbing of security staff at Gugulethu Community Health Centre in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 13 June 2023. Read More

Help the Western Cape to reach 95% population coverage of measles

5 June 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness would like to reach all eligible children with the measles vaccine to prevent further spread of cases and outbreaks. Read More

Western Cape reaches 50% flu vaccination coverage

5 June 2023

Western Cape reaches 50% flu vaccination coverage and encourages more at-risk residents to vaccinate Read More

Brand-new Gouda Clinic offers comprehensive healthcare to more than 10000

5 June 2023

Brand-new Gouda Clinic offers comprehensive healthcare to more than 10 000 residents in the community On June 5th, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the brand-new R17.9 million Gouda Clinic. Read More

Netcare Ceres Hospital building officially transferred to the Western Cape Gov

1 June 2023

On Wednesday, 31 May, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, was briefed on the progress made in the Ceres Hospital Improvement Plan. Read More

Expiring of Brackengate contract nursing staff contracts on 31 May 2023

1 June 2023

The Brackengate COVID-19 field hospital was originally established and funded as a COVID-19 facility, to cater for the overflow of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. These contracts were extended where needed. Read More

Child Protection Day – 183 children treated by Child Protection Services

1 June 2023

Child Protection Day – 183 children treated by Child Protection Services in Red Cross Hospital in 2023 to date Read More

R36 million health infrastructure projects will revitalise Stellenbosch Hospital

31 May 2023

On Tuesday, 30 May, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench M Read More

First ever provincial Stunting Baseline Survey shows gains

31 May 2023

First ever provincial Stunting Baseline Survey shows gains as we invest in the future of our children on International Children’s Day   “Children are our future - The more we invest in them, the greater our future will be.”    Read More

EMS encourages residents to help prevent hiking and burn injuries this winter

22 May 2023

This weekend, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to three separate hiking incidents in which older people slipped and injured themselves, with a 75-year-old man tragically losing his life. Read More

Brackengate is alleviating pressure from hospitals in the area

19 May 2023

On Friday May 19th Minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited Brackengate Transitional Read More

Karl Bremer Hospital receives Gold Status in stroke care initiative

16 May 2023

Karl Bremer Hospital has achieved Gold Status in the 2023 World Stroke Organisation (WSO) Angels Awards. The hospital is the first in the Western Cape to receive Gold Status. Read More

Investing in our Nurses’ future, to ensure ongoing quality health care provision

11 May 2023

Investing in our Nurses’ future, to ensure continued quality health care provision   Read More

WCGHW has to freeze 2362 posts if public sector wage agreement goes unfunded

11 May 2023

Provincial Department of Health and Wellness (WCGHW) will have to freeze 2 362 posts if public sector wage agreement goes unfunded   Read More

Western Cape looks forward to launch of Presidential Health Compact in Sept 2023

7 May 2023

The second Presidential Health Summit ended on Friday and on behalf of the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, we look forward to the Presidency launching the 2023 Presidential Health Compact. Read More

Reduce your risk to major health problems by quitting tobacco

1 May 2023

Healthcare workers who are putting their health first by quitting to smoke urge the community to do the same ahead of World No Tobacco Day (31 May).   Read More

South Africa's oldest hospital to receive new APU, upgraded theatres and more

26 April 2023

With almost R150 million of infrastructure projects currently in progress, Minister Nomafrench Mbombo had an opportunity to inspect the construction of the new Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) at the New Somerset Hospital, as well as the upgrades being... Read More

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