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Japanese Embassy Donates Eye Equipment to Groote Schuur Hospital

8 July 2009

The Ophthalmology Department at Groote Schuur Hospital will host an internal event to hand over equipment to the eye-clinic, donated by the Japanese Embassy. The event will be attended by the Japanese Consul, Mr. Kenji Miyata. Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes Doctors' Decision

6 July 2009

3 July 2009 Immediately after this mornings decision of the doctors to call off their protest action, the SA Medical Associations Western Cape chairperson, Dr. Mark Sonderup, called Western Cape Health Minister Theuns Botha, and informed him of the... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Calls on Doctors Not to Strike, but Talk

30 June 2009

Following national governments OSD offers to doctors this week, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, is calling on all doctors not to take up strike action. Read More

Announcement by the WHO on elevation of Influenza A (H1N1) to global pandemic status on 11th June 2009

16 June 2009

Media Statement 12 June 2009 Announcement by the WHO on elevation of Influenza A (H1N1) to global pandemic status on 11th June 2009 Read More

Provincial Department of Health Needs Doctors - Apply Now for Vacancies

4 June 2009

The Western Cape Provincial Department of Health urgently needs doctors (medical officers). The department is currently experiencing major service pressures in child health, obstetric care and emergency care. Read More

World No Tobacco Day 2009

28 May 2009

In South Africa, more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke contains at least 4 000 chemicals of which many can cause cancer. Read More

World No Tobacco Day Seminar

28 May 2009

In South Africa more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. To raise awareness, the Western Cape Department of Health will host a seminar to celebrate World No Tobacco Day. Read More

Doctors? Salaries Held Up at National Government Since Last Year

19 May 2009

New Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, undertook to discuss doctors' Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) as a matter of urgency with the National Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. He also requested Premier Helen Zille to take up the... Read More

New Somerset Hospital Celebrates 150 Years

19 May 2009

On 16 May 2009, the Department of Health's Somerset Hospital, along with the hospital's facility board hosted a horse racing event at the Kenilworth Race Course as part of the 150th celebrations of the New Somerset Hospital. Read More

The Influenza A (H1N1) Virus - Swine Flu

19 May 2009

The global spread of the dreaded swine flu virus is fast becoming an epidemic of disastrous proportion, with reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying it as a level 6 alert on the worldwide warning system. Read More

Lodox Statscan Machines for the Forensic Pathology Services (FPS)

5 December 2007

"A worldwide first and groundbreaking initiative will enable the FPS laboratories at Salt River and Tygerberg to drastically cut the amount of time spent on autopsies with the installation of the Lodox Statscan machines," Minister Uys said at the... Read More

Hospital Name Changes: Hottentots Holland to Helderberg

20 August 2007

Media Statement by Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys Read More

National Epilepsy Day: 21 June 2007

19 June 2007

Media Statement by Minister Pierre Uys Read More

Prevention of Diarrohea Amongst Toddlers

28 February 2007

'The secret weapon against diarrhea is plenty of water', said Minister Uys during a visit to the Delft Community Health Center. Read More

Condom / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Week: 11 - 17 February 2007

13 February 2007


International Cancer Day: 4 February 2006

3 February 2007

"No tan is a safe tan - it is a sign of skin damage. Teach your kids to be "sun smart" as part of their lifestyle in order to drastically minimise their risk of skin cancer at an older age," Uys said today after a visit to the Read More

Launch of New Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy

29 December 2006

"Teenagers should wait until they are older before they become sexually active," Minister Uys said at the launch of a new Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy. Read More

2006 Year End Message from Western Cape Minister Of Health, Minister Pierre Uys

15 December 2006

I would like to extend hearty best wishes to all the people of the Western Cape and wish them well over the festive season and into the New Year. Read More

Minister Pierre Uys Praises Volunteers for their Efforts on International Volunteers Day

5 December 2006

"Volunteers play a major supportive role in the health services we render, and their role will become even more important as the burden on our services increases," Minister Pierre Uys said at a Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the Red Cross Children's... Read More

Theta Accreditation for Brewelskloof Hospital

9 November 2006

Our Food Service Unit consists of 13 staff members who prepare 3 meals a day for approximately 220 patients, as well as preparing baby feeds, supplementation drinks and tube feeds. We use the plating system to serve our patients, it measures up... Read More