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News and Speeches for Department of Health

Statement by the Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, in support of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2005

2 December 2005

There is a need to sensitise people to the many hurdles which still abound in every day life for people with disabilities. Read More

Statement by Minister, Pierre Uys, on the opening of the first-ever Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) in Western Cape

1 December 2005

"With the opening of the CDU the Provincial Department of Health aims to dramatically reduce waiting times experienced by patients with chronic disorders such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy and arthritis " said Minister Uys today. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on strengthening Home Based Care Services in the Western Cape

20 November 2005

The important role of home-based care in the Western Cape Health Services was emphasised again today by min. Uys during his visit to health care workers at Citrusdal. Citrusdal is one of the recognised centres of the departrment's biggest Read More

New Medical Equipment to Improve State Facilities Health Care

17 November 2005

During a visit to Hermanus Hospital today Minister Uys said "well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services" The Hospital received a new gastroscope worth R 120 000 and 3 infusion pumps worth R30 000. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys: Opening of 30 New Level 1 District Beds at Karl Bremer Hospital

15 November 2005

"Health care in the province got a boost today with the opening of 30 new beds at one of our major hospitals " says Minister Uys at a visit to Karl Bremer Hospital. Read More

World Diabetes Day

13 November 2005

Minister Pierre Uys said many complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, physical activity , the avoidance of overweight , not smoking and limiting your alcohol intake. Monday 14 November... Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on Combating Diarrhoeal Disease in the Western Cape

13 November 2005

The summer is upon us and with the heat comes Diarrhoeal Disease, said Minister Uys today during a visit to Mitchell's Plain Community Health Centre. Minister Uys said the Western Cape Department of Health will combat diarrhoeal disease and increase... Read More

Provincial Minister of Health, Pierre Uys, Opens Revamped Trauma Unit at Elsies River

2 November 2005

A revamped trauma unit which practically doubles the capacity of the old unit, was opened by the Western Cape Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, at the Elsiesriver Community Health Centre this week. Read More

Improved ENT Services at Provincial Hospitals

31 October 2005

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services are one of the most needed health services catered for in the Western Cape. Therefore the Western Cape Department of Health, as part of its Christmas Deliverables, is set to improve access to and delivery of ENT... Read More

Minister Commends Free Cataract Surgery Drive

25 October 2005

A special cataract surgery project is being undertaken at Kuilsriver Netcare Hospital as part of Eye Awareness Week, which is traditionally held during the month of October. Ten state patients with cataracts were operated free of charge. Read More

Provincial Cecilia Makiwane Award Ceremony

24 October 2005

Winners: Magdalena Southon, Read More

Statement: Inaugural Meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council

23 October 2005

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Western Cape Provincial Health Council in Cape Town on Friday, provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, said that community participation and partnerships are critical success factors in meeting the challenges... Read More

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Cases, at Crystal High School in Hanover Park

23 October 2005

Following the media release on the 12th October 2005, about the suspected MDR TB outbreak at Crystal High School in Hanover Park, the following has since transpired. Read More

Training in Infection Control Offered

20 October 2005

"The basis of infection control is training and the country needs people who are trained to address deficiencies that lead to infection outbreaks in hospitals and communities - such as the prevention of infection, the prudent use of antibiotics and... Read More

Early Detection is the Key to Survive Breast Cancer

17 October 2005

The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing, with more than 3 800 cases being diagnosed every year, says Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys. Read More

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB Outbreak

11 October 2005

The Western Cape Department of Health has been notified of a suspected outbreak of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) at a High School on the Cape Flats. Read More

Eye Care Week

10 October 2005

Minister Praises Free Cataract Operations Done at Kuilsriver Hospital Read More

Patient Fees Drastically Reduced

6 October 2005

Joint Press Release Minister Pierre Uys and Professor Keith Craig Househam The Western Cape Department of Health is pleased to announce a reduction in certain hospital fees has been implemented as from 1 October 2005. Read More

Breast Cancer Month

2 October 2005

Breast cancer is most prominent amongst females and the rate of recorded cases has increased drastically over the past few years, which is why the month of October was celebrated as breast cancer awareness month. Read More

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