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News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

New Oncology Equipment Installed on the Eve of World Cancer Day

2 February 2006

The acquisition of a new R 3,2 million Oncology Afterloader, installed at the Tygerberg Hospital, is celebrated on the eve of World Cancer Day on 4 February. Read More

New Oncology Equipment and World Cancer Day

2 February 2006

The acquisition of a new R3,2 million Oncology Afterloader, installed at the Tygerberg Hospital, is celebrated today (3 February) on the eve of World Cancer Day (4 February ) Read More

Western Cape Health Minister Welcomes High Anti-Retroviral Adherence Rates

1 February 2006

Data compiled by the Western Cape Health Department's HIV and Aids Directorate indicate high adherence rates to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in the province. Results show that 9 745 (93%) of the 10 515 patients on ART in December 2004 remained on... Read More

National Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

February is Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

Western Cape Provincial Department Announces February as Reproductive Health Month

30 January 2006

Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the National Minister of Health has announced that as from 2006, February will be designated as National Reproductive Health Month. The National theme for 2006 is 'Save the Nation, Strengthen Reproductive Health'. Read More

Re-Introduction of the Medical Emergency Helicopter Service in Oudtshoorn

29 January 2006

"Advanced Life Support services in the Southern Cape will receive a huge boost from Monday, thanks to the re-introduction of the medical emergency helicopter service by the Health Department of the Western Cape and the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service... Read More

New Hope for Breast Cancer Sufferers

26 January 2006

New state-of-the-art equipment was installed at Tygerberg Hospital to service the community more effectively. The afterloader, that was acquired at a cost of R3,2 million, will increase the spectrum of radiation treatments available to patients in... Read More

Call to Celebrate! 50 Years at Red Cross Children's Hospital

16 January 2006

2006 is the 50th Anniversary of our hospital and we intend celebrating the event. The formal handing over of the Hospital by the S.A. Red Cross Society to the Provincial Administration of the Cape of Good Hope, was held on 29th February 1956. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys: Opening of New Ambulance Station at Leeu Gamka

12 December 2005

"An Emergency Medical Service, including ambulance and medical rescue services, has been established at Leeu-Gamka along the so called "road of death" between Laingsburg and Beaufort West. With more then a million vehicles travelling on this road... Read More

New Medical Equipment to Improve Access to Quality Health Care at Public Health Facilities

7 December 2005

Well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services. Read More

Statement by Health Minister Pierre Uys: International Volunteers' Day

4 December 2005

Minister Pierre Uys issued a statement today in support of International Volunteers' Day. He says some hospitals in the Western Cape are pressed to meet patient demands. Institutional care, however, is not always the answer to a patient's needs. Read More

Recognition Ceremony International Volunteers' Day

4 December 2005

Ek is trots op alle vrywilligers. Dis julle wat net 'n enkele rede nodig het om te doen wat julle doen en nooit enige van die duisende redes opper waarom julle nie iets kan doen nie. Read More

Statement by the Provincial Health Minister, Pierre Uys, in support of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2005

2 December 2005

There is a need to sensitise people to the many hurdles which still abound in every day life for people with disabilities. Read More

Statement by Minister, Pierre Uys, on the opening of the first-ever Chronic Dispensing Unit (CDU) in Western Cape

1 December 2005

"With the opening of the CDU the Provincial Department of Health aims to dramatically reduce waiting times experienced by patients with chronic disorders such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy and arthritis " said Minister Uys today. Read More

World Aids Day 2005

30 November 2005

HIV and Aids is one of the biggest social, economic and health challenges in the world today but even more so in SA and in our Province. It is a global emergency claiming about 8 000 lives every day - 5 people die of Aids every minute. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys on strengthening Home Based Care Services in the Western Cape

20 November 2005

The important role of home-based care in the Western Cape Health Services was emphasised again today by min. Uys during his visit to health care workers at Citrusdal. Citrusdal is one of the recognised centres of the departrment's biggest Read More

New Medical Equipment to Improve State Facilities Health Care

17 November 2005

During a visit to Hermanus Hospital today Minister Uys said "well-functioning equipment is crucial to the delivery of quality health services" The Hospital received a new gastroscope worth R 120 000 and 3 infusion pumps worth R30 000. Read More

Statement by Provincial Health Minister Pierre Uys: Opening of 30 New Level 1 District Beds at Karl Bremer Hospital

15 November 2005

"Health care in the province got a boost today with the opening of 30 new beds at one of our major hospitals " says Minister Uys at a visit to Karl Bremer Hospital. Read More

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