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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Plans on track to ensure improved health service delivery to Atlantis Community

15 August 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness (WCGHW) and City of Cape Town (CoCT) are working closely together to ensure plans remain on track for a smooth service handover of the Saxon Sea and Protea Park Clinics in Atlantis.  Read More

Update on health services affected by the ongoing minibus taxi strike

10 August 2023

The ongoing minibus taxi strike and associated sporadic violence in certain areas are continuing to impact the delivery of health services, resulting in staff being unable to report for work, facilities having to close or operate at reduced capacity... Read More

Update on health services affected by minibus taxi strike and criminal activity

8 August 2023

Update on health services affected by the minibus taxi strike and criminal activity.   Read More

Several health facilities closed due to taxi strike and criminal activity

7 August 2023

Several health facilities closed due to taxi strike and criminal activity in the Cape Metropole and certain rural areas   Read More

Taxi violence and criminal activity severely impacts health services in the Cape

4 August 2023

Yesterday’s minibus taxi violence has severely impacted the health service delivery in the Cape metro area, which has resulted in several health services operating at a reduced capacity today. Read More

Western Cape Poisons Centre advisory: Protect yourself against carbon monoxide

4 August 2023

Western Cape Poisons Centre advisory: Protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning or exposure Read More

Western Cape is committed to enabling breastfeeding for working parents

3 August 2023

Working mothers face many challenges and need support from their spouses, families, friends, employers, and healthcare professionals to maintain breastfeeding. Read More

The spread of HIV in the Western Cape ends with you and me

1 August 2023

“The spread of HIV in the Western Cape ends with me”. Read More

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level

27 July 2023

A typical day for three surgeons at tertiary health care level: teamwork to save, extend, and improve lives Read More

Craniofacial surgery at Tygerberg Hospital improves patients' lifelong outcomes

20 July 2023

Craniofacial surgery at Tygerberg Hospital improves lifelong outcomes for patients    Read More

Mandela Day Surgeries project is back, providing life-improving surgeries

17 July 2023

Mandela Day Surgeries project is back, providing additional life-improving surgeries to more than 350 patients    Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s specialised burn centre a beacon of hope for burns victims

12 July 2023

Coping with a serious burn injury can be a challenge, especially if it covers large areas of an individual’s body or is in places easily seen by other people. Read More

Poisons Centre advisory: Beware of the dangers of street pesticides in the WC

6 July 2023

The Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape (WC) has attended to more than 1000 calls regarding poisoning exposures to pesticides. Read More

Specialist service brought closer to communities in Ceres and Robertson hospital

3 July 2023

The availability of a specialist service at Ceres and Robertson hospitals is making a big difference to the lives of children who have health challenges affecting their ears, nose, and throat. Read More

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

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