News and Speeches for Department of Health | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health

Employment Accessibility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities a Necessity

3 March 2017

Although regulation promotes equal employment opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, these opportunities remain limited.  Read More

Meet the new Eden District Health Council

2 March 2017

The newly elected District Health Council for the Eden district held their first meeting in George on 24 February 2017. One of the main functions of the Council, appointed by the Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr. Read More

Men’s Health Services: Reaching out to men in Khayelitsha

23 February 2017

Boys don’t cry… That’s the myth many men have been raised with. Some men believe that seeking health care assistance has a direct impact on their masculinity and thus only seek medical assistance when they are sick or injured.  Going for frequent... Read More

Western Cape Health Minister opening the improved Bothasig Clinic

22 February 2017

Western Cape Health Minister opening the improved Bothasig Clinic Western Cape Health Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened the expanded Bothasig Community Day Clinic, during a visit on Wednesday 22 February. Read More

Beating Measles, 1 child at a time

20 February 2017

There are currently 9 confirmed cases of measles and all patients have been treated and are recovering.  In an effort to prevent any more people from contracting the illness, the Western Cape Department of Health is acting in line with World Health... Read More

What is mealses - FAQ

14 February 2017

Almost teh world over people know that measles is an infectious illness and that one needs to be vaccinated - Do you have more questions? Have a look at the FAQ, for your convienience it is available in all 3 languages. Read More

Emergency Healthcare Service (24 hours) Offered at Du Noon CHC

6 February 2017

The Du Noon Community Health Centre (CHC) which has been providing a healthcare service since December 2014 and is situated in Potsdam Road, Killarney Gardens, is officially offering a 24 hour emergency service as of Monday 6 February 2017 to an... Read More

Oversight Visit to Central Karoo Health Facilities

27 January 2017

Oversight visit to health facilities Read More

Prince Albert Health Facilities

27 January 2017

On Wednesday, 25 January, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo visited the Prince Albert Health facilities as part of her oversight visits to the Central Karoo district. Read More

Make your Child's Health a Priority

27 January 2017

Fourty-six children were entered into the Baby Competition held by Blanco Clinic in partnership with the United Reformed Church in Blanco. The aim of the competition was to promote the health of children and to educate parents on the different... Read More

Clear Vision leads to improved learner outcomes

20 January 2017

During this current financial year, the Cape Winelands District of Western Cape Government Health has provided 3 840 pairs of spectacles to children in the area, about 10 % of these glasses were for high prescription spectacles.   It is estimated... Read More

New Medical Manager for Hessequa Health Services

18 January 2017

Doctor Gideon van Tonder has been at the helm as medical manager for public health services in the Hessequa sub-district since the beginning of January. Read More

New Years Babies 2017

3 January 2017

Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce the birth of 109 babies as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape on New Year’s Day 2017. Read More

Christmas Babies 2016

26 December 2016

The Western Cape Government Health is proud to announce that sixty-three babies were born on Christmas Day 2016 as reported by public health facilities throughout the Western Cape. Read More

Santa spreads joy at Red Cross Children’s Hospital

15 December 2016

Christmas came early to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when Father Christmas took time out from his exhaustive schedule to spread some festive cheer during a surprise visit to the hospital at their annual Christmas Parade on 15... Read More

Keep Toy Safety in mind this Holiday Season

7 December 2016

Toys are important in helping children learn and develop, but can also cause injuries, some of which can be fatal.  Read More

Cardiac Partnership ensures Life-saving Surgery for 50 Patients

25 November 2016

Eleven-year-old Dale Martiens, from Delft, is able to run, exercise and live a relatively normal life after undergoing cardiac surgery at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital earlier this month.  Read More

Western Cape Pharmacist Gets Top Award

11 November 2016

Pharmacists play a major role in ensuring that patients receive the correct medication prescribed by a doctor for their health and wellbeing.  They must use their extensive knowledge of drug dosage, regulation, allergens and chemical reactions for... Read More

A massive 43 paediatric surgeries scheduled for Tygerberg Academic Hospital

8 November 2016

Smile Foundation’s recognised national surgical initiative, Smile Week, has grown beyond just providing reconstructive surgery for facial anomalies; today it also provides highly specialised surgical interventions, for a range of conditions... Read More

Red Cross Celebrates Nurse of the Year at Nursing Excellence Awards

8 November 2016

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse of the Year at the Hospital’s eight annual Nursing Excellence Awards, in recognition of her outstanding service to... Read More