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Simple things to do to get out of the 4th wave

10 January 2022

We all want to get back to life as we know it and we now have the best chance of getting there. Our province has passed the peak of the fourth wave, but we are not out of it just yet.   Read More

Department committed to vaccine targets through its continued vaccination drive

7 January 2022

As we get back into the swing of vaccination after the Festive Season, we once again appeal to all eligible persons to get vaccinated or take up their booster dose. These vaccinations have proven to be effective in protecting you from becoming... Read More

Paramedics respond to 5 348 incidents during new year’s weekend

3 January 2022

It has been a busy December and end-of-year weekend for the Western Cape Government Health's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as they work tirelessly to provide essential first responder assistance, transport clients to healthcare facilities, and... Read More

175 bundles of joy welcomed at public health facilities on New Year’s Day

2 January 2022

The Western Cape Government Health is pleased to announce the birth of 175 babies* born on 1 January 2022 in the Western Cape at public health facilities. Of the babies born on New Year's Day, 93 were boys, while 82 girls were born.    Read More

Tygerberg Hospital performs ground-breaking First Time Exit Procedure Treatment

29 December 2021

Tygerberg Hospital performs ground-breaking First Time Exit Procedure Treatment for a Fetal Mouth Tumour in South Africa    Read More

201 Babies Born in Western Cape on Christmas Day in Public Health

26 December 2021

We are happy to announce the birth of 201 babies* as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on Christmas Day 2021.   The total number reported from 0:00 on 25 December 2021, comprises of 117 boys and 84 girls.    Read More

Booster doses J&J with effect 24 December - Pfizer with effect 28 December 2021

24 December 2021

This National Department of Health circular details the availability of booster doses for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Read More

National revision of contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols

24 December 2021

The following notice is an update on the National contact tracing, quarantine and Isolation protocals. Read More

A Dose Of Hope: Healthcare Workers reflect on pandemic and share wishes

24 December 2021

We’re almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare workers have been on the frontlines every day and night, saving lives. Read More

Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) - Possible Service Pressure Alert

22 December 2021

The Western Cape Government Health’s (WCGH’s) Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) are proactively informing the public of potential delays in delivery due to service pressure. FPS is currently experiencing high case load admissions which is further... Read More

Don't invite COVID-19 for Christmas

20 December 2021

The Western Cape is now in the fourth wave of COVID-19 with infections rapidly increasing every day. Read More

Closure of Athlone Stadium walk-through 15 December 2021

13 December 2021

The Western Cape Government’s Athlone Vaccination Centre of Hope situated at Athlone Stadium will be closing its 40 vaccination booths at the walk-through section on Wednesday 15 December 2021. Read More

Public healthcare patients can now collect medication from e-lockers

9 December 2021

Public healthcare patients with stable chronic conditions won’t have to wait in queues anymore to collect their medication, as e-lockers have launched in the metro. Read More

More than 50% of adults in the Western Cape have been vaccinated

7 December 2021

Over the last few days, the Western Cape breached the 50% mark of adults in the province being vaccinated with at least one dose. Though only halfway, the 51,36% or 2 556 131 of adults in the province have ensured they are protected against severe... Read More

Vaxi Taxi mobile vaccination service for outlying areas

7 December 2021

Old Mutual partners with Western Cape Government and Accelerate Cape Town to launch mobile vaccination service for outlying areas  Read More

Public Notice: CTICC Vaccination Centre closed on 3 December 2021

4 December 2021

The CTICC Vaccination of Hope Centre closed its doors on 3 December 2021. To honour its 300 staff members and commemorate the innovative partnerships between the Western Cape Government Health, City of Cape Town, CTICC, and Discovery health, a... Read More

Protect yourself against Omicron

3 December 2021

With the new Omicron variant rapidly spreading, vaccination is more important than ever before to protect against severe illness and death Read More

Closure of the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) vaccination site

1 December 2021

On Thursday, 2 December, the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC) will host a decommissioning ceremony to commemorate the closure of the vaccination site.  Western Cape Government Health celebrates the innovative partnership with Discovery Health and... Read More

Towards a person-centered, equitable and trusted public health system in the WC

29 November 2021

In another landmark for the province, the Western Cape Health Department has signed a bilateral agreement with each of the four Higher Education Institutions based in the Western Cape – the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University (SU... Read More

Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route update

23 November 2021

December is within arms reach and with it comes year end celebrations and farewells. The latest Covid-19 statistics for the Garden Route shows an increase of 34 cases the past 7 days compared to 7 to 14 days ago. Read More