News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Health and Wellness

Final Vote 6 Speech - Dr Nomafrench Mbombo - 2023

29 March 2023

Vote 6 Speech – Budget 2023/24 Dr Nomafrench Mbombo Minister of Health of Wellness Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Cape Town 29 March 2023   PART 1: Read More

Non-emergency patient transport makes comprehensive health care possible

27 March 2023

As an essential part of the emergency ambulance service in the Western Cape, HealthNET (Health Non-Emergency Transport) has made 41 097 passenger trips in the first three months of the year. Read More

Western Cape strengthens efforts to improve TB control in the province

24 March 2023

Through its multi-sectoral response plan to reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB), the Western Cape is making progress to prevent TB infection, link TB positive patients to treatment quicker and save lives. Read More

Local doctor raking in awards

19 March 2023

Dr Hayden Poulter, a family physician at Knysna Hospital has been awarded the 2022 Tim Quan Medal as well as the GA Ogubanjo Award of Excellence by die Senate of the College of Medicine South Africa (CMSA) at the CMSA admissions ceremony on 16 March... Read More

Western Cape reaches half a million measles vaccines administered

19 March 2023

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles. And when enough children 6 months to 15 years of age get vaccinated against measles, the more we can stop future outbreaks. Read More

Tygerberg Hospital puts a spotlight on World Glaucoma Week

17 March 2023

With this year’s World Glaucoma Week theme in mind, ‘The world is bright, save your sight’, Tygerberg Hospital would like to raise awareness about glaucoma. Read More

Despite service delivery pressures Karl Bremer performs 328 additional surgeries

13 March 2023

Despite service delivery pressures, Karl Bremer performs 328 additional surgeries since August Read More

Vaccinate your child against measles before 31 March

10 March 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness reminds parents, guardians and caregivers that they have until 31 March 2023 to vaccinate their children against measles, as part of the national campaign. Read More

Update on the NEHAWU protest action in the Western Cape, Friday 10 March 2023

10 March 2023

On Friday, 10 March 2023, there we very few reports of picketers at two health facilities but no reports of protest action or disruption of service at any health facility in the Western Cape. Read More

Update on protest action in the Western Cape

9 March 2023

Since the start of the week there have been several incidents of protest led by Nehawu across the country. In the Western Cape this has been mainly isolated to the Khayelitsha area resulting in some disruption of our healthcare services. Read More

Department condemns senseless assaults on EMS crews

6 March 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness is deeply concerned that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams have been targeted by violent criminals on 10 occasions this year already. Read More

Make the choice to vaccinate against measles

3 March 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness encourages parents, guardians and caregivers to ensure children are vaccinated this month as a measles outbreak has been declared in the Cape Metro. Vaccination is safer than having the disease (and... Read More

Ensure your children are vaccinated against measles

23 February 2023

As the number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases continues to increase in the country, the Western Cape Department of Health urges parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children against measles. It is a preventable disease. Read More

NICD declares a measles outbreak in Western Cape following spike in cases

21 February 2023

The Western Cape Department of Health notes today’s alert by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) to declare a measles outbreak in the Cape Metro district. Read More

Support the Western Cape school-based vaccination programme

19 February 2023

From 20 February until 31 March 2023, the Western Cape Department of Health’s School-based vaccination programme will once again visit schools to provide integrated immunisation aimed at reducing vaccine preventable diseases. Read More

Minister Mbombo encourages parents to vaccinate their children against measles

17 February 2023

“Your child’s health is in your hands. Vaccinate against measles.” This was the message from the Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo at the launch of the province’s measles vaccination campaign in Kleinvlei on 15 February 2023. Read More

Dr Laurencia Fillis rolls up her sleeves to serve the Atlantis community

16 February 2023

Wesfleur Hospital’s new acting Head  is excited about the opportunity to serve the Atlantis community, which is very close to her heart. “I’m determined to deliver a good service to the Atlantis community. Read More

Antenatal care essential for protecting health of women and their unborn child

13 February 2023

Antenatal care is essential for protecting the health of women and their unborn children If you’re pregnant, or suspect you’re pregnant, the Western Cape Department of Health is here to support you every step of the way. Read More

Ensure your COVID vaccinations are up-to-date

7 February 2023

Community outreaches, where COVID-19 vaccines are integrated with comprehensive health services, have proved to be an effective way to provide people with access to healthcare that protects them and keep them out of hospital. Read More

Pregnancy Awareness Week

7 February 2023

Pregnancy is different and not all women experience the same symptoms. Read More