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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Western Cape Implements De-Worming Campaign for Children

24 May 2010

This week, with the continuation of the mass polio immunisation campaign at schools and crèches, the Western Cape is capitalising on the opportunity and added the administration of vitamin A drops and de-worming tablets to its health services regime. Read More

Media Alert: Official Launch of the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) Campaign

24 May 2010

On Wednesday 26 May 2010, The Western Cape Department of Health, Premier Helen Zille and the Provincial MEC for Health Theuns Botha, will officially launch the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at Michael Mapongwana Community Health Centre... Read More

Easing the Pain With the Launch of the Tracy Fun Centres

24 May 2010

The boredom of inactivity, feelings of isolation and the physical and emotional pain felt by children undergoing treatment at the George Hospital, is set to change today with the launch of the Tracy Fun Centre, a mobile audio-visual trolley that... Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Crèche World Cup Concert

19 May 2010

On Thursday 20 May 2010, the crèche at Groote Schuur Hospital will be having a concert in support of the World Cup that is 21 days away. Read More

Measles and Polio Campaign Pays off

18 May 2010

Since declaring an outbreak of Measles and Polio in the Western Cape on 22 February, the Department of Health has immunised more than one point two (1.2) million children at health facilities across the Western Cape. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Patients Get an Early Taste of the World Cup

17 May 2010

Artists brought the World Cup to patients ahead of the kick off of the first game when they, in conjunction with 2010 Fine Art, painted a soccer-themed montage for the hospital. Read More

Lenteguer Hospital's Nurses Day Celebrations

16 May 2010

The Nurses Support Group of Lentegeur Hospital plans to host a Nurses Day Celebration to honour the committed and excellent work done by nurses at the hospital. Read More

Western Cape's to Combat Child Mortality Rate

13 May 2010

That seven percent (7%) of children in South Africa, according to a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) report do not survive to their fifth birthday, is horrific and completely unacceptable. Read More

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Delft Hospital's ARV TB Clinic

12 May 2010

In a symbolic ceremony to commemorate the construction of a separate HIV TB Clinic at Delfts Community Health Centre, the Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, planted a tree outside the centre today. Read More

Media Alert: Groundbreaking Ceremony at Delft Hospital's ARV TB Clinic

11 May 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Health Minister, invites you to the groundbreaking ceremony that marks the start of construction of a dedicated ARV TB Clinic at Delft Hospital, with a R1.5 million public funding from Adcock-Ingram, and an additional R500... Read More

Celebrating International Nurses Day

11 May 2010

Health services across the world face the challenge of nursing shortages. South Africa, with its high training standards, produces a sought-after nursing fraternity. Read More

Media Alert: International Nurses Day

10 May 2010

On Wednesday, 12 May 2010, International Nurses Day will be celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. This year marks the 100th birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Read More

Changes in Managerial Positions at Province's Central Hospital

9 May 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, indicated in his provincial budget speech, that it is the intention of the Department to strengthen strategic management and support functions within the overall management of the Department. Read More

Update on De Doorns Bus Accident (Department)

5 May 2010

This is official confirmation that twenty three (23) people died from the tragic bus accident in De Doorns yesterday. The post mortems were concluded yesterday and the last one this morning and ready to be identified by the next of kin. Read More

Somerset Hospital Emergency Centre Gets Ready for 2010 World Cup

28 April 2010

The new emergency centre at Somerset Hospital repositions the hospital and the Provinces health services as world class, with state-of-the-art equipment in line with international standards. Read More

First Fatal Rift Valley Fever Case in Western Cape

27 April 2010

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed today that a 49-year old male from the Karoo has been the first human to die from Rift Valley Fever in the Western Cape. He died in Oudtshoorn Hospital. The NICD is still... Read More

Media Alert: Opening of New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre

27 April 2010

On Thursday 29 April 2010, the Western Cape Department of Health, and the Provincial MEC Theuns Botha will launch New Somerset Hospital's Emergency Centre. The event will take place on the hospital grounds and will be officially opened by the... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Gets a New CT Scanner

14 April 2010

The new Computerised Tomography (CT) Unit was opened by Health MEC Theuns Botha and Dr Dimitri Erasmus in the Radiology Department on Thursday 15 April 2010. Read More

National Health Budget Fails to Address the R6 Billion Shortfall

13 April 2010

Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha praised the National Minister of Health for the objectives and priorities set out in the national health budget yesterday, but criticised the Minister for failing to give enough detail on budgets allocated... Read More

All Children Must be Immunised Against Measles

11 April 2010

Some health care professionals have been reluctant to immunise infants or children against measles if there is a history of egg allergies or even if the child has not yet eaten an egg before. Read More