News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Conscientious chronic medical treatment is important

29 May 2020

By eating healthy, getting regular exercise, managing your stress, adhering to your medical treatment plan, and following all necessary preventative measures can you reduce the risk of becoming severely ill from Covid-19, and from being admitted for... Read More

Beating Coronavirus – a story of hope and recovery

28 May 2020

“Being an asthmatic, the tight chest, coughing and unbearable headaches were the worst symptoms to handle,” said Insaaf Mohammed, a 40-year-old Occupational Therapist who works for the Western Cape Government Health’s Klipfontein Sub-district. Read More

More than 100 000 medicine parcels delivered to patients’ homes

24 May 2020

When the lockdown was announced, which restricted movement, the Western Cape Department of Health knew it had to ensure continued medication supply to its vulnerable chronic patients. Read More

GSH Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

22 May 2020

Groote Schuur Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital The paediatric services offered at Groote Schuur Hospital will move to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in a phased approach, starting today, Friday,... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital’s ICU

21 May 2020

The Department notes the recent media report stating that Tygerberg Hospital’s ICU is full.   Read More

Support the Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative

20 May 2020

Identified communities will soon receive free non-medical masks through the Ubuntu Cloth Mask initiative, launched by the Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo in Goodwood on 19 May 2020. Read More

Pharmacy at the heart of innovation at Grassy Park CDC

20 May 2020

Arriving at six every day to ensure that workstations are prepped, and admin is up to date, Ebrahim Wajoodien, pharmacist at Grassy Park Community Day Centre, has been instrumental in implementing changes that has seen a decrease in patient numbers... Read More

Participate in AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2020

18 May 2020

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) is encouraging members of the public to light a candle or use mobile phone flashlight in remembrance of the many lives lost to AIDS. Read More

Keep safe when going to work

17 May 2020

With more people going back to the office, it also means an increased risk of being exposed to Covid-19. It is normal to feel anxious returning home and potentially infecting your loved ones. Read More

Sister Nokuzola Tutu encourages kangaroo mother care for healthy mother and baby

15 May 2020

Sister Nokuzola Tutu is a Staff Nurse at the Nursery and Kangaroo Mother Care Unit in Khayelitsha Hospital. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of care for new born babies. Read More

COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocol at health facilities

14 May 2020

Coronavirus safety and cleaning protocol followed at health facilities to ensure continued service delivery Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 through the perspective of recovered health workers

14 May 2020

It is said over and over again, “our health workers are our heroes”. Read More

International Nurses Day - Celebrate our hardworking heroes

12 May 2020

When the World Health Organisation declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” we did not anticipate the pandemic the world currently finds itself in.   Read More

Tygerberg Hospital is committed to ensuring employee safety

12 May 2020

Tygerberg Hospital recognises that its employees may experience fear and anxiety following the recent death of a nurse due to the coronavirus (Covid-19). Read More

EMS responds to 3 460 incidents

11 May 2020

During the weekend, 8  – 10 May, 2020 the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to 3 460 incidents in the Western Cape. Read More

COVID-19 testing made safer with sterile testing booths

5 May 2020

As local cases of transmissions of the coronavirus continue to rise in the Cape Metropole it brings with it a demand for screening and testing from communities. Read More

Groote Schuur Hospital commemorates International day of the Midwife

5 May 2020

Sister Colleen Pockpas has been a midwife at Groote Schuur Hospital for 38 years and is looking forward to retiring in June this year. She has always had a soft spot for babies, help bringing them into the world, and ensure that both mothers and... Read More

Innovative bottle spacers to treat asthma

4 May 2020

An innovative approach is set to make a huge impact on treating asthma in South Africa, made more critical during the coronavirus pandemic. Asthma treatment is usually given by an inhaler, but to get medication more effectively to the lungs in a... Read More

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