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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Joint Conference: Infection Prevention and Control Africa Network (IPCAN) and the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)

26 August 2010

Infection Prevention and Control African Network (IPCAN) is a recently formed organisation for infection prevention and control in the African region. It is holding its Second International conference at Spier Estate, Stellenbosch this year and the... Read More

Young Tygerberg Hospital Patient's Dream Fulfilled

26 August 2010

Reach For A Dream fulfils the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses and works very closely with Tygerberg Hospital's Paediatric Ward (G3). Read More

Blackheath Accident: Tenth Victim Dies

26 August 2010

Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health, expressed his sadness and condolences to the family of the tenth victim who passed away at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital a short while ago. Read More

Update: Blackheath Train Accident

25 August 2010

The condition of the five children that were involved in yesterday's mini bus accident is as follows: Read More

Strike Update: Western Cape Department of Health

24 August 2010

Less than one percent of employees of the Western Cape Department of Health were on strike today. Read More

Transport Related Incidents a Huge Burden on Emergency Medical Services

24 August 2010

Transport-Related Incidents are a Huge Burden on Emergency Medical Services Read More

Update on Blackheath Accident

24 August 2010

A ninth body was discovered at the scene of the accident between a Mini-bus Taxi and a Metrorail train earlier this morning in Blackheath. The body of the ninth scholar was taken to the Tygerberg Forensic Pathology laboratory. Read More

Blackheath Train Accident

24 August 2010

Eight (8) scholars were declared dead on arrival, when a mini bus taxi and a Metrorail train collided this morning at 7h03 at Buttskop Road, Blackheath. The driver and five (5) scholars were injured leaving one scholar in a critical condition. Read More

Strike Update: Health Services in the Western Cape

23 August 2010

Today, one hundred and fifty seven (157) out of twenty eight thousand and sixty seven (28 067) employees zero point five percent (0.5%) of the Western Cape Department of Health were reported on strike. That is zero point two percent (0.2%) less than... Read More

Strike Update: Health Workers in the Western Cape

22 August 2010

Today's strike did not impact on the delivery of health services to patients in the Western Cape. Read More

Accident on Wetton Road, Rosmead

22 August 2010

Metro Emergency Medical Service (EMS) attended to a motor vehicle accident on Wetton Road, Rosmead near the BP petrol station at 08h30 this morning (August 23). Read More

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