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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Strike Update: No Impact on Service Delivery at Western Cape Health Facilities

19 August 2010

Health services in the Western Cape could continue normally today. This morning at 9:00, one hundred and forty four (144) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) employees were reported on strike. That accounts for a zero point five... Read More

Du Noon Community Health Centre Plans are Progressing Well

18 August 2010

The Western Cape Provincial Government's planning for the provision of health facilities for the people of Du Noon is progressing well. The new Du Noon Community Health Centre, which is costing an estimated R80 million, is set for completion in 2014. Read More

MEC Botha Restates Contingence Plan during Strike Action

17 August 2010

"We have taken notice of National Education Health and Allied Workers Union's (NEHAWU's) declaration of a full-blown strike. In the Western Cape our contingency plans remain in place. Health services will function tomorrow in line with available... Read More

Western Cape Health Facilities are Not Affected by the Strike Action

17 August 2010

Public health facilities within the Western Cape have not been affected by today's strike action. Services continued uninterrupted. This morning's assessment showed zero (0) number of employees on strike. Read More

Motor Vehicle Accident on the N7

12 August 2010

Following an accident this morning on the N7, one male driver was declared dead on arrival and another male passenger is in a critical condition after a motor vehicle collision, before the Philadelphia turn off around 07h40 (August 13, 2010). Read More

Metro Emergency Medical Services Responded to Accident at Paper Mill, Parow

11 August 2010

Bellville, Cape Town - Metro Emergency Medical Services responded to a call out at 11h45 in Beaconvale, Parow earlier today after a member of the public caught his hands at a paper mill while on duty. Read More

Children's Smiles Fixed in Surgery Partnership

11 August 2010

This year's annual Smile Week, at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which took place from August 2 until August 6, was a huge success, with twenty four (24) children undergoing cleft lip and palate, cranio-facial and hand surgeries - nine... Read More

Opening of the Renovated Paediatric Oncology Ward

10 August 2010

Tuesday, 10 August was the official opening of the newly renovated paediatric oncology ward at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, situated in Tygerberg Hospital. Read More

Helping Moms in Need of Healthcare

5 August 2010

The Mitchell's Plain Community Health Care (CHC) facility has recently extended its Day-Time Services to accommodate working women. This initiative forms part of the CHC's role in empowering women during the Department's focus on Women's Health. Read More

Vaccine Fridge Donation will Assist with Child Health

4 August 2010

Provincial Health Minister, Theuns Botha, will today receive a vaccine fridge, valued at R20 000, from Mr. Peter Hurst, sales and marketing director at refrigeration firm, Minus40. Minus40 is a specialist manufacturer of refrigeration products for... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital's Women's Celebration

4 August 2010

Tygerberg Hospital will today host a Women's Day celebration sponsored by Old Mutual, Exact Stores and the Voluntary Aid Services. Read More

Media Alert: Accident on the N2, near Grabouw

26 July 2010

On Tuesday, 27 July 2010, a motor vehicle accident involving four vehicles occurred on the N2, near the Leibonon turn off in Grabouw, around 07h40am. Read More

Media Alert: Accident on Vissershok Road, Durbanville

25 July 2010

One male was declared dead on arrival and one female is in a critical condition after a collision between a Toyota SUV and Fiat Uno on Vissershok Road, Durbanville this morning (Monday, 26 July 2010) at 7h30. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of the D13 High Care Unit

22 July 2010

The Neurosurgical High Care area at Groote Schuur Hospital provides service for patients with single organ failure who require intensive monitoring. This facility can be used as a step down from ICU or as a facility for patients who except for... Read More

H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Campaign: It's not too Late to be Vaccinated

21 July 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is making the H1N1 Influenza vaccine more widely available now that more stock is available.The campaign was launched in April and phased in based on the limited availability of the vaccine in the country at the... Read More

Media Alert: False Bay Hospital Receives a Much Needed Donation

21 July 2010

The False Bay Hospital will today, receive a donation of a defibrillator valued at R65 000, 00 from a private donor through the False Bay Hospital Association of voluntary workers. Read More

ESKOM hand over R50 000 to Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC)

21 July 2010

On 21 July, Nandu Bhula, Eskom General Manager, Peaking Generation Portfolio, handed over a cheque of R50 000 to Jenny Hendry, CEO of the Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC). Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the SurgiBank Electronic Emergency Surgery Triage System

19 July 2010

Groote Schuur Hospital will launch a new first for South Africa when they introduce the first electronic system to display colour coded surgical emergency cases by their clinical urgency. Read More

Providing the Correct Health Care within the Public Health Service

15 July 2010

In order to ensure that urgent care is given to patients in need, both staff and the public should be aware of the correct procedure for referring patients to the most appropriate level of care, at the same time ensuring such referral will bring the... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant and MEC Winde to Visit Nomsa Mpongwana Primary School

15 July 2010

On Sunday, Education Minister for the Western Cape, Donald Grant, and Tourism and Finance Minister, Alan Winde, will be taking part in community activities at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary School in Khayelitsha in celebration of Mandela Day. Read More