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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Vaccines work! Care for your children and your community

25 April 2019

Give your child and community a better future by using the free immunisation services offered by the Western Cape Health at clinics and schools. Read More

Importance of reading for a child’s development

24 April 2019

On 23 April we celebrated World Book Day and the power reading has on a child’s development. Read More

Victoria Hospital get R80 million upgrade to ease service load pressures

16 April 2019

Today, 16 April 2019, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo will launch the R80 million upgrades to Victoria Hospital in Wynberg through a ceremonial sod turning event Read More

Khayelitsha shutdown negatively impacts on health services

11 April 2019

Statements by Nomafrench Mbombo  Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More

WCH-MEC commemorates World Health Day in Khayelitsha with a ‘Walk for Health

9 April 2019

NOTE TO EDITORS: Pictures available upon request Statement by Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Western Cape Ministry of Health  Read More

Gansbaai gets new clinic of over R21 million to ease service load pressures

4 April 2019


Beware of seafood poisoning

26 March 2019

A study conducted by Tygerberg Poisons Information Centre found that there is an increase in seafood poisoning calls in autumn (March to May). In South Africa, red tides usually occur in late summer and autumn. Read More

Doctor’s dedication sees third generation baby delivered at Helderberg Hospital

19 March 2019

Dr Werner Viljoen, the Medical Manager at Helderberg Hospital, was called into the maternity room one day to help a patient deliver a baby. He remembers it very well as it was a rather difficult birth. Read More

WC Minister of Health officially opens the upgraded Vredenburg Hospital

18 March 2019

On Monday, 18 March 2019, The Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the newly upgraded, state of the art Vredenburg Hospital in the Saldanha Municipality. Read More

Grabouw CDC to get 24hour Emergency Service and extended operating hours

7 March 2019

An improvement strategy for Health Services in Grabouw was discussed with residents during a public meeting held today, 7 March 2019. Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, along with senior officials for the Department of Health... Read More

Violence, trauma and alcohol has devastating effects on WC Health system

19 February 2019

Today, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo briefed the media on the impact of violence, trauma and alcohol has on the health system. Read More

Sexually transmitted infections and condom awareness

11 February 2019

Did you know that using a condom every time you have sex, is the only way to protect yourself against HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Read More

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak

8 February 2019

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak:  Tygerberg Hospital’s Neonatal Service Read More

HPV vaccination to tackle cervical cancer

4 February 2019

As we commemorate World Cancer Day today (4 February 2019), Western Cape Government Health teams will visit all Grade 4 girls who are nine years old and attending public schools from 5 February until 15 March to administer the first dose of the... Read More

Safeguard your family against tummy bugs this summer

10 January 2019

Summer is here and with it comes the heightened risk of your child contracting diarrhoea. Read More

Be alert when cooling down this holiday

10 December 2018

While many of us look forward to taking a well-deserved break during the December and January school holiday, everyone should be on high alert and vigilant when around water. Read More