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

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Support the Western Cape school-based vaccination programme

19 February 2023

From 20 February until 31 March 2023, the Western Cape Department of Health’s School-based vaccination programme will once again visit schools to provide integrated immunisation aimed at reducing vaccine preventable diseases. Read More

Minister Mbombo encourages parents to vaccinate their children against measles

17 February 2023

“Your child’s health is in your hands. Vaccinate against measles.” This was the message from the Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo at the launch of the province’s measles vaccination campaign in Kleinvlei on 15 February 2023. Read More

Dr Laurencia Fillis rolls up her sleeves to serve the Atlantis community

16 February 2023

Wesfleur Hospital’s new acting Head  is excited about the opportunity to serve the Atlantis community, which is very close to her heart. “I’m determined to deliver a good service to the Atlantis community. Read More

Antenatal care essential for protecting health of women and their unborn child

13 February 2023

Antenatal care is essential for protecting the health of women and their unborn children If you’re pregnant, or suspect you’re pregnant, the Western Cape Department of Health is here to support you every step of the way. Read More

Ensure your COVID vaccinations are up-to-date

7 February 2023

Community outreaches, where COVID-19 vaccines are integrated with comprehensive health services, have proved to be an effective way to provide people with access to healthcare that protects them and keep them out of hospital. Read More

Pregnancy Awareness Week

7 February 2023

Pregnancy is different and not all women experience the same symptoms. Read More

Providing ongoing effective emergency care to treat conditions

6 February 2023

Over a weekend period where they responded to 5 968 incidents, the Western Cape Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worked around the clock to ensure rapid assessment, timely provision of appropriate interventions, and prompt... Read More

Safe and effective measles vaccine for children under 15 years

3 February 2023

As part of nationwide efforts to contain outbreaks of measles, as experienced in several other provinces, the Western Cape Department of Health will be making additional booster doses available for every child under the age of 15 from 6 February... Read More

Nurses on wheels bring healthcare to rural doorsteps

31 January 2023

Simonè Louw is 23 years old. She lives at the Kuiperskraal Farm, a rural community outside of Durbanville. Like many other residents in her community, Simone looks forward to the monthly visit from the Durbanville Community Day Centre (CDC) nursing... Read More

New round of boosters to fight COVID-19 subvariant

31 January 2023

COVID-19 is not gone. The highly contagious omicron offshoot XBB.1.5  is leading to increased COVID-19 infections across the world.  Read More

Providing emergency medical care to all who need it

30 January 2023

It was a busy weekend for the Western Cape Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) where their interventions in critical moments and prompt transport to the nearest health facility were in high demand. Read More

Making COVID-19 vaccines and other health services accessible

27 January 2023

There will be several opportunities for residents and spectators, when the Battle of the Stars pre-season soccer tournament takes place at the Vuyiseka Sports Complex in Philippi over the following weeks, to access their COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Read More

Minister Mbombo welcomes 300 new nursing students at WC College of Nursing

26 January 2023

The Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN) is kicking 2023 off on a high note by expanding their course offering and annual intake of students. Read More

Protect your children, keep measles immunisations up to date

20 January 2023

Western Cape Government Health and Wellness is calling on all parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s vaccinations are up to date to protect them against diseases that can cause serious harm, such as measles. Too many children right... Read More

Back To School - help your child to stay healthy and learn

19 January 2023

Children across the Province have started their new school year this week. It is important to ensure that your child stays healthy this year so that they can learn and thrive. Read More

Get vaxxed and relax at Sea Point Promenade and Mnandi Beach this weekend

19 January 2023

The most effective way for us to reduce the risk of COVID-19 is to be up-to-date with our vaccinations and boosters. What better way to ease into the new year than to be vaxxed and relaxed with the Vaxi Taxi this weekend.  Read More

Vaccination is the best answer for new sub-variant

10 January 2023

The MEC of Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, encourages people to remain calm and careful, in the light of the Covid-19 XBB.1.5 sub-variant. “Our Department continues to monitor the Covid-19 situation in our... Read More

Ongoing surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 cases

9 January 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness has ongoing surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths from a number of COVID-19 variants. Read More

Safer New Year's weekend behaviour sees fewer medical emergencies and trauma

3 January 2023

The third long weekend of the Festive Season once again saw our trauma units and emergency medical services (EMS) called on relentlessly to provide emergency care to clients in need. Read More

192* bundles of joy welcomed at WC public health facilities on New Year's Day

2 January 2023

The Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce the birth of 192 babies* born on 1 January 2023 in the Western Cape at public health facilities. Of the babies born on New Year's Day, 94 were boys, while 98 girls were born.   Read More